African American Online Genealogy Records

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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


Freedmen's Bureau Marriages, 1815-1869


Social Security Death Index

'Bank Records

Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874 (M817 Deposit Ledgers in Branches of the Freedman's Saving and Trust Company).

African American Biography

Bureau of Refugee, Freedmen and Abandoned Land


US Federal 1790-1940

Ancestry ($)

Slave Schedules 1850 and 1860

State Census

See Family Search Wiki articale State Census for the State you are interested in:


American Memory - Slaves and the Courts 1740-1860

Land Records


Military Records

Daughters of the American Revolution Genealogical Research System

War of 1812
Civil War



Historical newspapers

Current newspapers

African American 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.

Oral History

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-



National Archives

Library of Congress

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill -

Slave Trade

Southern Claims Commission

Online Sources

Search for: African American, Black Americans,and African American Genealogy

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