African American Archive & Research Site - Database for African American Genealogy.
African American Genealogy in the 19th century -This website was created as part of Professor Marc Bousquet's spring 1998 Graduate English course at Indiana University entitled American Literature 1800-1900: Rites of Dissent.
African American Inventor Series - Lists slave laws that affected African Americans from 1619-1898.
Africans In America Resource Bank Index - Contains historical documents of slavery and slave related events. Very informative and educational.
AfriGeneas - Major Database of African American Slave Documents, surnames, wills, deeds, plantations, surname message board, and queries. Great for beginners and advanced researchers.
NC-Afrigeneas - Site contains subscriber list for interested researchers to share information with others tracing North Carolina lineage.
Black Genealogy Exchange - The Black Genealogy Exchange was created to unite the efforts of Black Genealogist in search of their roots.
Black Family History Club - Resource page with links to websites, files, reports, and family trees for researchers interested in African American culture and history.
Black Genealogy Research Group - Primary purpose of aiding African American researchers in the search for their roots has evolved into a search through links to slavery, slave owners, African tribes, the Caribbean, South America and Europe. By serving as a place to begin or continue one's search, it is hoped this web site will help researchers connect with others in pursuit of their African (and other) ancestors.
1863 Bladen County Map - Map displays all townships of Bladen County in 1863.
Bladen County African American Resources - Contains info related to African American ancestry.
Bladen County NC Gen Web Page - Captures the history and family lineages of Bladen County. Site is an affiliate of USGenWeb.
Christineís African American Genealogy Website - Major Database of African American families with over hundreds of useful resources, links, sites, and slave information for each state.
Columbus County NC Gen Web Page - Captures the history and family lineages of Columbus County. Site is an affiliate of USGenWeb.
Columbus County African American Resources - Primarily focuses on the genealogy research of African American Families in Columbus County. Please submit information!
East Coast African American Genealogists - Created to link African American Genealogists who are researching on the East Coast of the US.
Free African Americans of NC, SC, VA, MD, DE - Compiled by Paul Heinegg, this database is a useful resource for tracking free slave families in several states. Provides surname, location, and dates.
Freedmenís Bureau OnLine - This is a collection of freedmen's bureau records since the establishment of the Freedmen's Bureau first developed March 3, 1865.
Free Negroes of North Carolina - Prose written by David Dodge highlighting the lives of free slaves in North Carolina.
NC Gen Exchange - Site contains a compilation of NC Genealogy records.
Genealogy Libraries in the US - Directory of every genealogy library in the United States.
Genealogy: Former Slaves and Masters - Abstract of slaves and former slave owners compiled by Robert S. Davis, Jr. Director of the Family and Regional Historical Program at Wallace State College.
Headstone Hunters - Cemetery Photographs.
Making of America - Online library of images and documents dating from Antebellum to Reconstruction. Developed by Cornell University.
National Lists of Lynching - This database contains names and dates of those slaves who have been lynched nationally across the United States.
National Register Listings - North Carolina listings in the National Register of historic places by county as of January 1, 2000
Negroes owned in Buckingham County, Virginia - Robert T. Hubard, Register of Negroes Owned in Buckingham County, 1841-1859
New York Public Library, Digital Library Collections - Images of African Americans from the 19th century.
North Carolina Freedmen's Bureau - This is a collection of North Carolina freedmen's bureau records since the establishment of the Freedmen's Bureau first developed March 3, 1865.
North Carolina Newspapers - North Carolina Division of Archives and History and the State Library of North Carolina coordinated the North Carolina Newspaper Project (NCNP), an extensive program to locate, catalog, and microfilm North Carolina newspapers. Through the efforts of project staff, over 3,000,000 newspaper pages have been microfilmed.
Partial List of Negroes lynched in the US since 1859: Includes North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, and Pennsylvania.
Partial List of Slaves at Somerset Plantation - Partial List of Slaves from the (Lake Phelps) Somerset Plantation in Edenton, North Carolina dated July 1, 1839.
Slaves of James Boone- Slaves named in will belonging to James Boone of Northampton County, North Carolina..
Slaves of Charles Powell - Slaves named in Wills, Deeds and other Documents of Charles Powell of Virginia.
Thomasville Black Heritage Trail Tour Guide - A history of the African American Community in Thomasville and Thomas County, Georgia.
Town of Elizabethtown Home Page - Crossroads of South Eastern North Carolina.
Slave Trade Database - Documents the forced migration of an estimated
12 million Africans from 1519 - 1867. It is a data set compiled by respected historians and draws on the archival work of Portuguese, Dutch, Spanish, English, and French scholars.
US Gen Web Project - Volunteer based organization that provides free genealogy resources for each county and state.
United States Population of 1850 - Lists White population and Free people of color for slave and free states for all 50 states in the US; as well as total enslaved population for 1850.
Virginia Runaways - Site contains database of slave advertisements, names, and owners, of slaves that ran away from Virginia and surrounding areas, NC included.
Virgnia Slaves from North and South Carolina - List of slaves brought into Brunswick County, Virginia, from North and South Carolina, 1780 -1781.
Guide to African American Documentary Resources in North Carolina - Rare Manuscripts department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Resources for researching African American Roots - Links to many online and offline resources.
Harmony Hall Plantation - Located in White Oak, North Carolina.
Latimer Slave Quarters - Built in 1852 by a prominent Wilmington Family.
Poplar Grove Plantation - Sits along the Cape Fear River in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Records of Southern Antebellum Plantations - Guide to obtaining records for southern plantations
Somerset Place - Plantation located in Creswell, North Carolina.
Stagville Plantation - Takes a glance at the Historic Stagville Plantation in Durham, North Carolina.
SHIPS and SLAVE SHIPS
Passenger Lists of Ships - Contains over hundreds of links to passenger ships.
Slave Revolt on Board the American Brig Creole - The Creole Research Center is researching and detailing the unprecedented slave revolt on board the Brig Creole, in 1841. We are developing a data base of all crew members, owners, and slaves held on board (including their ancestry and descendants) as well as details on their ports of call, Richmond, Hampton Roads, and Norfolk, Virginia; Nassau, N.P.; Kingston, Jamaica; and New Orleans, LA. (adapted from the website)
American Slave Narratives - University of Virginia Online Anthology.
Documenting the American South - Documenting the American South (DAS) is a collection of sources on Southern history, literature and culture from the colonial period through the first decades of the 20th century. Sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Academic Affairs Library.
GEM-Online - The authoritative collection of WPA slave narratives on the Web. Published by Greenwood Publishing Group.
Oral History of Her Days as a Slave - Oral Slave Narrative of Tempe Herndon Durham from Chatham County, North Carolina.
Third Person, First Person: Slave Voices - All the items listed are available to researchers who come to the Rare Book Manuscript, and Special Collections Library at Duke University.
US Colored Troops formed in North Carolina - Colored Troops in North Carolina.
North Carolina Marriages - This database contains North Carolina marriages for both African Americans and Caucasians
Deciphering Old Handwriting - From a course taught by Sabina J. Murray.
DNA Tests said to Link Black Americans with African Kin - Studies by Howard University are tracing linkage of DNA to African tribes.
Medical Terminology of the 19th Century - Medical Terms of the 19th century.
Occupation Listings of the 19th Century - Lists various occupations and definitions.
International Society of Sons and Daughters of Slave Ancestry - Nonprofit lineage society creates to promote family history research and preserve slave research and genealogy. Contains a database with the names of slaves from various states.
North Carolina Genealogical Society - NCGS is a membership organization dedicated to preserving and promoting genealogical studies in North Carolina. It was founded in 1975, and provides members and interested researchers with a variety of genealogical resources.
Bladen County GenForum - Bladen County genealogy forum for posting queries. Sponsored by GenForum.com
Bladen County Query Forum - Here you can post surnames and family information regarding Bladen County.
Columbus County GenForum - Columbus County genealogy forum for posting queries. Sponsored by GenForum.com
Columbus County Query Forum - Here you can post surnames and family information regarding Columbus County.
Familyhistory: African American Research - African American Research Topic Message Board.
Familyhistory: MEARS Forum - Mears Family genealogy forum for posting queries. Sponsored by FamilyHistory.com
Familyhistory: MEARES Forum - Meares Family genealogy forum for posting queries. Sponsored by FamilyHistory.com
MEARES Family GenForum - Meares Family genealogy forum for posting queries. Sponsored by GenForum.com
MEARS Family GenForum - Mears Family genealogy forum for posting queries. Sponsored by GenForum.com
PERSONAL FAMILY WEBPAGES
Camp Family History -
Cann's Central Virginia - History and genealogy in and around Richmond, Va.
Christopher Family Website - This site was developed to serve as a central location for compiling Christopher family records and resources.
Jenkins Jeffries Lee Family Page -
Judi's Family Page -
Moses Berry : From Slavery to Freedom -
The Night the Stars Fell -
Smith Family Tree -
Virginia Roots -
Watts Family Website -
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Last Update: 9/24/2000
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