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Book of Negroes, 1783

This research tool provides access to 2,831 references to names of people appearing in the Book of Negroes created in 1783—one reference for every black man, woman, or child listed.

Black Loyalist

Black Loyalist is a repository of historical data about the African American loyalist refugees who left New York between April and November 1783 and whose names are recorded in the Book of Negroes. I

Slave Manifests for Charleston

On March 2, 1807, Congress passed a law prohibiting the importation of slaves into the United States beginning January 1, 1808. This Act required that all vessels of 40 tons or more carrying slaves in

The Lillard Project: African American Families

This site is dedicated to facilitating genealogical research, and connecting individuals and families with the surname LILLARD, with a special emphasis on African American individuals and families.

Roper Surname: African-American Ancestry

I have worked on the Roper family history in the United States and England for over thirty-five years. I have concentrated mainly on European ancestry. However, I am seeking Roper data for all ethnic

Slave Descendants of the Cabell Family and Massie families

It’s not just a family tree… but and ENTIRE COUNTY of slaves and their descendants who are ALL related by an unusual web of marriages, consisting of 60+ original families dating back to 17

The Alabama Black McGruders

Charles Magruder was born a slave in North (or South) Carolina in 1822. According to some accounts, Charles would eventually sire over a hundred children, including fifty-two sons. Many of these child

Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware

Two books you can read on-line containing about 2,500 pages of family histories based on all colonial court order and minute books on microfilm at the state archives of Virginia, Maryland, North Carol

Art's Families & Other Folk

The areas of interest include: 1) The Families of Arthur L. Thomas… ancestral & descendant family lines for the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Arthur L. Thomas.

Her Ancestor Was a Slave to Cherokee Indians. Now She’s Applying to Be a Citizen of the Tribe

Four days after a historic court ruling for the Cherokee Nation, a 65-year-old black woman arrived at the Martin Luther King Community Center in the town of Muskogee, Oklahoma, with questions about ho

Charles City County, Virginia World War I Draft Registrations

About 200 men from Charles City County served in WWI. Most of the men were drafted under three conscription acts, the first of which was passed in 1917 only one month after the United States entered t

Charles City County, Virginia Marriage Database

This database includes marriages from a variety of sources. Most of the marriages come from the surviving Charles City Marriage bonds (1762-1849) and from Marriage Books 1, 2, and 3 and licenses on fi