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= African American Resources for Texas =
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=== Cemeteries ===
  
=== Voter's Registrations of 1867<br> ===
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*[http://africanamericancemeteries.com/tx/ African American Cemeteries Online]
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=== Genealogical Societies ===
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<br>[http://htown.aahgs.org/ Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.]<br>Willie Lee Gay - H-Town Chapter<br>11100 Braesridge, Suite 2202<br>Houston, Texas 77071<br>aahgshtown@yahoo.com
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=== Libraries ===
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[http://lib.utexas.edu/taro/browse/browse_aal1.html The African American Library at the Gregory School]<br>Houston's first colored public school, located in historic Freedmen's Town, serves as a resource and repository to preserve, promote and celebrate the rich history and culture of African Americans in Houston, the surrounding region and the African Diaspora.
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=== Oral Histories ===
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*[http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ewyatt/_borders/Texas%20Slave%20Narratives/Texas%20Index.html Texas Slave Narratives]
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*[http://www.thegregoryschool.org/collection-oralhistories.html Oral Histories Recorded at the Gregory School]
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*[http://digital.houstonlibrary.org/cdm/search/searchterm/africanamerican Houston Area Digital Public Library]
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=== Schools ===
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[http://www.thegregoryschool.org/index.html The Gregory School]
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=== Voter's Registrations of 1867<br> ===
  
 
The 1867 Voter Registration includes names of voters who registered in the period between 1867 and 1869. In cases where African Americans registered, their race is specified as "colored." Voter's registrations are among the few records which document African American males prior to 1870. The following information is included:  
 
The 1867 Voter Registration includes names of voters who registered in the period between 1867 and 1869. In cases where African Americans registered, their race is specified as "colored." Voter's registrations are among the few records which document African American males prior to 1870. The following information is included:  
  
 
*Name
 
*Name
*Place of residence
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*Place of residence  
*Precinct
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*Precinct  
*Length of residence (in state, in county, in precinct)
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*Length of residence (in state, in county, in precinct)  
*Native country or state
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*Native country or state  
*If naturalized, how, when, and where
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*If naturalized, how, when, and where  
 
*General Remarks--race is noted when the registrant was "colored"
 
*General Remarks--race is noted when the registrant was "colored"
  
The records are catgorized by county. When searching, pay close attention to other individuals with the same surname. They may be related. In some cases, whites with the same name may be members of the former slave holding family. <br>Voters' Registrations of 1867 are available on microfilm at the Texas State Archives.<br><br>
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The records are catgorized by county. When searching, pay close attention to other individuals with the same surname. They may be related. In some cases, whites with the same name may be members of the former slave holding family. <br>Voters' Registrations of 1867 are available on microfilm at the Texas State Archives.<br><br>  
  
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Revision as of 07:54, 31 October 2011

Cemeteries


Genealogical Societies


Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc.
Willie Lee Gay - H-Town Chapter
11100 Braesridge, Suite 2202
Houston, Texas 77071
aahgshtown@yahoo.com

Libraries

The African American Library at the Gregory School
Houston's first colored public school, located in historic Freedmen's Town, serves as a resource and repository to preserve, promote and celebrate the rich history and culture of African Americans in Houston, the surrounding region and the African Diaspora.

Oral Histories


Schools

The Gregory School

Voter's Registrations of 1867

The 1867 Voter Registration includes names of voters who registered in the period between 1867 and 1869. In cases where African Americans registered, their race is specified as "colored." Voter's registrations are among the few records which document African American males prior to 1870. The following information is included:

  • Name
  • Place of residence
  • Precinct
  • Length of residence (in state, in county, in precinct)
  • Native country or state
  • If naturalized, how, when, and where
  • General Remarks--race is noted when the registrant was "colored"

The records are catgorized by county. When searching, pay close attention to other individuals with the same surname. They may be related. In some cases, whites with the same name may be members of the former slave holding family.
Voters' Registrations of 1867 are available on microfilm at the Texas State Archives.