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=== Internet Sites  ===
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A list of resources for researching African American ancestors in Florida.
  
*[http://lowcountryafricana.net/ Lowcountry Africana]([http://twitter.com/LCAfricana @LCAfricana]) is dedicated to documenting the family and cultural heritage of African Americans in the historic rice-growing areas of South Carolina, Georgia and extreme northeastern Florida. <br>
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*[http://beyreuth.net/FLAFAMH/index.html Florida African American Heritage]  <br>
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*Access Genealogy: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/florida/index.htm Florida African American Genealogy] <br>
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=== Internet Sites ===
  
*Genealogy Center, [http://www.genealogycenter.info/africanamerican/results_afram.php?subject=FL African American Gateway: Florida], has links to societies, transcriptions of manuscripts, and a good bibliography of Florida books concerning African Americans. <br>
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*[http://lowcountryafricana.net/ Lowcountry Africana]([http://twitter.com/LCAfricana @LCAfricana]) is dedicated to documenting the family and cultural heritage of African Americans in the historic rice-growing areas of South Carolina, Georgia and extreme northeastern Florida. <br>
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*[http://beyreuth.net/FLAFAMH/index.html Florida African American Heritage] <br>
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*Access Genealogy: [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/florida/index.htm Florida African American Genealogy] <br>
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*Genealogy Center, [http://www.genealogycenter.info/africanamerican/results_afram.php?subject=FL African American Gateway: Florida], has links to societies, transcriptions of manuscripts, and a good bibliography of Florida books concerning African Americans. <br>  
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html Florida African American Griots] has links to military, cemeteries, censuses, vital records, etc. <br>
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*[http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/BlackExperience/blackexp.pdf The Black Experience] (African-American Resources in the Florida State Archives)
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~aagriots/FL/Florida.html Florida African American Griots] has links to military, cemeteries, censuses, vital records, etc. <br>
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*[http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/BlackExperience/blackexp.pdf The Black Experience] (African-American Resources in the Florida State Archives)
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=== Cemeteries  ===
 
=== Cemeteries  ===
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*Access Genealogy. [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/florida/florida_cemeteries.htm Florida African American Cemeteries]. This is a list of African American cemeteries in many of the counties in Florida. Some have links to transcripts of the tombstones in the cemetery. (accessed 6 July 2012) <br>
 
*Access Genealogy. [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/florida/florida_cemeteries.htm Florida African American Cemeteries]. This is a list of African American cemeteries in many of the counties in Florida. Some have links to transcripts of the tombstones in the cemetery. (accessed 6 July 2012) <br>
  
*The Last Slave Ships: [http://www.melfisher.org/exhibitions/lastslaveships/cemetery.htm Key West African Cemetery]<br>
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*Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society. [http://www.melfisher.org/exhibitions/lastslaveships/cemetery.htm Key West African Cemetery]. (accessed 6 July 2012).
  
:This report details the evidence of an African cemetery at Higgs Beach in Key West, Florida, and describes how it was located. Includes facsimiles of historical records, maps, and photos. In 1860, the U.S. Navy intercepted three American-owned slave ships taking Africans to Cuba. Now refugees, the Africans were taken to Key West before being sent to Liberia. Many died and were buried at Higgs Beach. From the Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society.
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:This report details the evidence of an African cemetery at Higgs Beach in Key West, Florida, and describes how it was located. Includes facsimiles of historical records, maps, and photos. In 1860, the U.S. Navy intercepted three American-owned slave ships taking Africans to Cuba. Now refugees, the Africans were taken to Key West before being sent to Liberia. Many died and were buried at Higgs Beach.
  
=== Slave Narratives ===
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=== Slave Narratives ===
  
 
*Access Genealogy. [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/florida/florida_slave_narratives.htm Florida Slave Narratives]. (accessed 6 July 2012). Interviews with former slaves done during the 1930s,
 
*Access Genealogy. [http://www.accessgenealogy.com/african/florida/florida_slave_narratives.htm Florida Slave Narratives]. (accessed 6 July 2012). Interviews with former slaves done during the 1930s,
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===== Books  =====
 
===== Books  =====
  
*Brown, Canter, Jr. ''Florida's Black Public Officials, 1867-1924'', (Tuscaloosa, Alabama&nbsp;: University of Alabama Press, c1998). {{FHL|740787|item|disp=FHL book 975.9 D34b}} <br>
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*Brown, Canter, Jr. ''Florida's Black Public Officials, 1867-1924'', (Tuscaloosa, Alabama:University of Alabama Press, c1998). {{FHL|740787|item|disp=FHL book 975.9 D34b}} <br>
  
*Florida Memory, [http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/blackexperience/ The Black Experience]: A Guide to African American Resources in the State Library and Archives of Florida (accessed 6 April 2012).<br>  
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*Florida Memory, [http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/blackexperience/ The Black Experience]: A Guide to African American Resources in the State Library and Archives of Florida (accessed 6 April 2012).<br>
  
 
*McGriff, Delbra D. ''The Black Experience: a Guide to Afro-American Resources in the Florida State Archives'', (Tallahassee, Florida: Florida Department of State Division of Library and Information Services, 1991). {{FHL|618437|item|disp=FHL book 975.9 A1 no. 122}} [http://issuu.com/blacksonville/docs/blackexperieceguide2005 Revised 2002] digitized version.<br>
 
*McGriff, Delbra D. ''The Black Experience: a Guide to Afro-American Resources in the Florida State Archives'', (Tallahassee, Florida: Florida Department of State Division of Library and Information Services, 1991). {{FHL|618437|item|disp=FHL book 975.9 A1 no. 122}} [http://issuu.com/blacksonville/docs/blackexperieceguide2005 Revised 2002] digitized version.<br>
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*Richardson, Joe Martin. ''African Americans in the reconstruction of Florida, 1865-1877''. ( Tuscaloosa&nbsp;: University of Alabama Press, [2008]). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/227191777&referer=brief_results Find at a library near you].
 
*Richardson, Joe Martin. ''African Americans in the reconstruction of Florida, 1865-1877''. ( Tuscaloosa&nbsp;: University of Alabama Press, [2008]). [http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/227191777&referer=brief_results Find at a library near you].
  
===== Records on Film =====
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===== Records on Film =====
  
*''Documents Relating to the Military and Naval Service of Blacks Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor from the Civil War to the Spanish-American War'', (Washington [District of Columbia]&nbsp;: The National Archives, 1973), on 4 microfilm reels {{FHL|588836|item|disp=FHL films 1601548-1601551}}. <br>
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*''Documents Relating to the Military and Naval Service of Blacks Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor from the Civil War to the Spanish-American War'', (Washington [District of Columbia]:The National Archives, 1973), on 4 microfilm reels {{FHL|588836|item|disp=FHL films 1601548-1601551}}. <br>
  
 
*Freedman's Savings and Trust Company (Tallahassee, Florida), ''Registers of Signatures of Depositors, 1866-1872'', (Washington [District of Columbia]: National Archives. Central Plains Region, 1969). {{FHL|709439|item|disp=FHL film 928575 item 4}}.
 
*Freedman's Savings and Trust Company (Tallahassee, Florida), ''Registers of Signatures of Depositors, 1866-1872'', (Washington [District of Columbia]: National Archives. Central Plains Region, 1969). {{FHL|709439|item|disp=FHL film 928575 item 4}}.
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*[http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?BlackArchives&ArchivalHoldings The Black Archives Research Center] at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). The majority of the archival holdings are records about the history of Africans and African Americans, especially their institutions and organizations, with an impressive holding of manuscripts, rare books, journals, magazines, maps, newspapers, and photographs. <br>
 
*[http://www.famu.edu/index.cfm?BlackArchives&ArchivalHoldings The Black Archives Research Center] at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). The majority of the archival holdings are records about the history of Africans and African Americans, especially their institutions and organizations, with an impressive holding of manuscripts, rare books, journals, magazines, maps, newspapers, and photographs. <br>
  
*[http://www.africanaheritage.com/ Africana Heritage Project] at the University of South Florida (USF). Their mission "is to rediscover precious records that document the names and lives of former slaves, freedpersons and their descendants, and share those records on this free Internet site."<br>  
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*[http://www.africanaheritage.com/ Africana Heritage Project] at the University of South Florida (USF). Their mission "is to rediscover precious records that document the names and lives of former slaves, freed persons and their descendants, and share those records on this free Internet site."<br>
  
*[http://www.broward.org/Library/LocationsHours/Branches/Pages/AA.aspx African-American Research Library and Cultural Center ]has branches in various locations. They have resources with information on local history and books from Africa, the Caribbean and North and South America.<br>  
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*[http://www.broward.org/Library/LocationsHours/Branches/Pages/AA.aspx African-American Research Library and Cultural Center ]has branches in various locations. They have resources with information on local history and books from Africa, the Caribbean and North and South America.<br>
  
*[http://www.faahpn.com/faaphn/?page_id=13 Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network] (FAAHPN) "Its mission is to promote the preservation of African American landmarks and legacies...". It has a directory of Florida African-American museums with links to their web sites.<br>  
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*[http://www.faahpn.com/faaphn/?page_id=13 Florida African American Heritage Preservation Network] (FAAHPN) "Its mission is to promote the preservation of African American landmarks and legacies...". It has a directory of Florida African-American museums with links to their web sites.<br>
  
 
*[http://aas.cah.ucf.edu/mundycenter/ Carol E. Mundy African American Cultural and Diasporic Research Center] at the University of Central Florida promotes the study of African American history and research the history that pertains to the central Florida area.<br>
 
*[http://aas.cah.ucf.edu/mundycenter/ Carol E. Mundy African American Cultural and Diasporic Research Center] at the University of Central Florida promotes the study of African American history and research the history that pertains to the central Florida area.<br>
  
*[http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/index_researchers.cfm State Archives of Florida]<br>
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*[http://dlis.dos.state.fl.us/index_researchers.cfm State Archives of Florida] is the central repository for the state government. It collects historically significant records, including private manuscripts.<br>
  
 
*[http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/ Florida Memory: Digital Collections at the State Archives of Florida] has a section on [http://www.floridamemory.com/collections/blackexperience/ THE BLACK EXPERIENCE: A Guide to African American Resources in the State Library and Archives of Florida].
 
*[http://www.floridamemory.com/Collections/ Florida Memory: Digital Collections at the State Archives of Florida] has a section on [http://www.floridamemory.com/collections/blackexperience/ THE BLACK EXPERIENCE: A Guide to African American Resources in the State Library and Archives of Florida].
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=== Societies  ===
 
=== Societies  ===
  
*Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcfaahg/ Central Florida Chapter]  
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*Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, [http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~flcfaahg/ Central Florida Chapter] <br>
*[http://lcbhs.ebmnet.com/ Lee County Black History Society], has the Williams Academy Black History Museum.
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*[http://lcbhs.ebmnet.com/ Lee County Black History Society], has the Williams Academy Black History Museum.<br>
  
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Contents


Internet Sites

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Online Records




Cemeteries

  • Access Genealogy. Florida African American Cemeteries. This is a list of African American cemeteries in many of the counties in Florida. Some have links to transcripts of the tombstones in the cemetery. (accessed 6 July 2012)
This report details the evidence of an African cemetery at Higgs Beach in Key West, Florida, and describes how it was located. Includes facsimiles of historical records, maps, and photos. In 1860, the U.S. Navy intercepted three American-owned slave ships taking Africans to Cuba. Now refugees, the Africans were taken to Key West before being sent to Liberia. Many died and were buried at Higgs Beach.

Slave Narratives

  • Access Genealogy. Florida Slave Narratives. (accessed 6 July 2012). Interviews with former slaves done during the 1930s,

Other Sources

Books
  • Brown, Canter, Jr. Florida's Black Public Officials, 1867-1924, (Tuscaloosa, Alabama:University of Alabama Press, c1998). FHL book 975.9 D34b
  • Florida Memory, The Black Experience: A Guide to African American Resources in the State Library and Archives of Florida (accessed 6 April 2012).
  • McGriff, Delbra D. The Black Experience: a Guide to Afro-American Resources in the Florida State Archives, (Tallahassee, Florida: Florida Department of State Division of Library and Information Services, 1991). FHL book 975.9 A1 no. 122 Revised 2002 digitized version.
  • Richardson, Joe Martin. African Americans in the reconstruction of Florida, 1865-1877. ( Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2008]). Find at a library near you.
Records on Film
  • Documents Relating to the Military and Naval Service of Blacks Awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor from the Civil War to the Spanish-American War, (Washington [District of Columbia]:The National Archives, 1973), on 4 microfilm reels FHL films 1601548-1601551.
  • Freedman's Savings and Trust Company (Tallahassee, Florida), Registers of Signatures of Depositors, 1866-1872, (Washington [District of Columbia]: National Archives. Central Plains Region, 1969). FHL film 928575 item 4.

Archives and Libraries

  • The Black Archives Research Center at the Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU). The majority of the archival holdings are records about the history of Africans and African Americans, especially their institutions and organizations, with an impressive holding of manuscripts, rare books, journals, magazines, maps, newspapers, and photographs.
  • Africana Heritage Project at the University of South Florida (USF). Their mission "is to rediscover precious records that document the names and lives of former slaves, freed persons and their descendants, and share those records on this free Internet site."
  • State Archives of Florida is the central repository for the state government. It collects historically significant records, including private manuscripts.

Societies