African American Research

If you have ANY resources to add, please share with others!   If you can think of any other helpful resources, please let me know. 

Freedman's Bank Records at LDS FamilySearch

The USGenWeb African American Griots Project - The USGenWeb African American Griots Project is dedicated to assisting all of those in pursuit of their African American ancestry by being a central depository for African American records of historical proportion. The Project is coordinated by Charee Harvey and Jerry Taylor.

See the Church Page on this website for information on records available for some African American Churches.

Georgia Resources at The USGenWeb African American Griots Project

AfriGeneas - African Ancestored Genealogy

An AfriGeneas Library Article by David E. Paterson - Georgia's Slave Population in Legal Records - An Introduction to Courthouse Resources

Tom Blake's slave data includes largest slave holders in 1860, and matching surnames in the 1870 Census for many southeastern counties.

Henry County African American Marriage Books online at Georgia's Virtual Vault 1885-1933


This page was last updated on -02/04/2016

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By Linda Blum-Barton