Genealogy Resources

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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

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

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

Charles City County, Virginia Slave Ancestor File

A common misconception holds that slaves did not have surnames until after emancipation and that the names they took after the Civil War were those of their former owners. The truth is that many slave

Legacies of British Slave-ownership

Welcome to the blog of the Legacies of British Slave-ownership project. We’ll be writing about individual case studies, making comments on sources and the research process and anything else whic

Reclaiming Kin

This is what Reclaiming Kin is all about: to document family history research in a way that teaches and engages the reader, to share discoveries, finds, approaches and tools that further research, to

Our Black Ancestry!

Our Black Ancestry Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing resources for African American genealogical research, preserving historic materials and properties, and promoting the

The Georgetown Slavery Archive

The Georgetown Slavery Archive is a repository of materials relating to the Maryland Jesuits, Georgetown University, and slavery.

Last Seen: Finding Family After Slavery

Last Seen offers genealogists and researchers a new tool for telling family stories of separation and survival during slavery, emancipation, and Civil War. The site offers easy access to thousands of