African American Research African American Online Genealogy Records
United States African American Genealogy African American Online Databases
This page is dedicated to Online African American Collections. When searching the online databases and collections search by the individuals name, state, or record type.
| African American Online Database |
This is a collection of links to African American Online databases.
| Vital Records Births
Freedmen's Bureau Marriages, 1815-1869
Social Security Death Index
Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874 (M817 Deposit Ledgers in Branches of the Freedman's Saving and Trust Company).
African American BiographyBiography
African American Biographical Database - from Chadwyck-Healey. Information for more than 30,000 African Ameriacans (1790-1950)
Bureau of Refugee, Freedmen and Abandoned Land
Freedman Bureau Field Offices 1865-1872 ($)
U. S. Public Records Index 1970-2010
Find a Grave
Headstone Applications for U.S. Military Veterans 1925-1949
African American Cemeteries Online
Resting Places of United States Colored Troops, Officers and Sailors
Veterans Administraion Gravesite Locater
United States Records of Headstones of Deceased Union Veterans, 1879-1903
US Federal 1790-1940
1870 United States Census
1880 United States Census
1890 United States Census
1900 United States Census
1910 United States Census
1920 United States Census
1930 United States Census
1940 United States Census
Slave Schedules1850 and 1860
See Family Search Wiki articale State Census for the State you are interested in:
Example New York Census
American Memory - Slaves and the Courts 1740-1860
Digital Library on American Slavery
The Atlantic Slave Database Network: A New Resource for Scholars
The Menare Foundation
Institute of African American Research
Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database by Emory University ( information on more than 35,000 slave voyages) The African-American Migration Experience by New York Public Library
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Revolutionary War Compiled Service Records, 1775-1783
Revolutionary War Pension Payment Ledgers, 1818-1872
Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land Warrant Applications
Daughers of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System
War of 1812
War of 1812 Index to Service Records, 1812-1815
War of 1812 Index to Pension Application Files, 1812-1910
United States Colored Troops in the Civil War
Civil War Service Records of Union Colored Troops, 1863-1865
United States Records of Confderater Prisons of War, 1861-1865 NARA M598
| Newspapers |
Digital Historical Newspapers
Online Historical Newspapers Website
(lists of both free and $)
Wikipedia (lists both free and $)
Library of Congress - Historic American Newspapers
Google News Archive
Free Newspaper Archives in the US Elephind.com Search engine that links to websites containing newspapers.
RootsWeb Obituary Daily Times (free) has a searchable database of over 14 million modern-day obituaries extracted by volunteers. Most are from 2000 or later, but some date back to the 1980s.
African American Newspapers
ABYZ Newslinks (free) has a directory of links to newspapers online organized by state and city.
OnlineNewspapers.com (free) links to United States newspapers online.
SHG Resources State Handbook and Guide (free) links to current U.S. newspapers online. RootsWeb Newspaper Index.Database contains 454,372 records (48,485 surnames). Selected states, counties and newspapers (as contributed).WorldVitalRecords.comhas an extensive collection of online newspapers.
Lathan A. Windley, Runaway Slave Advertisements: a Documentary History from the 1730s to 1790, 4 v. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983). Contents: Vol.1 Virginia and North Carolina -- v.2 Maryland -- v.3 South Carolina -- v.4 Georgia.
American Slave Narratives
North American Slave Narratives First-Person Narratives of the American South
Born in Slavery: Slave Narratives from the Federal Writers' Project, 1936-1938
Voices from the Days of Slavery
The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography. by George P. Rawick. 19 volumes with Supplement, Series 1 and 2 make 42 volumes. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Pub. Co., [1972-
African American Periodicals, 1825-1995 from Readex
American Antiquarian Society (AAS) Historical Periodicals Collection from Ebsco
Historical Newspapers and Periodicals from ProQuest
Library of CongressLibrary of Congress - African American University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill - Institute of African American Research
Slave Trade American Memory - Slaves and the Courts 1740-1860[http://library.uncg.edu/slavery/ Digital Library on American Slavery by The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database
http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/slavery-records.html Records that pertain to American Slavery and the International Slave Trade
Digital Library on American Slavery by University of North Carolina at Greensbobo.
Southern Claims Commission
Southern Claims Commission
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Freedmen's Bureau Online
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