Monday, February 8, 2010

African American Genealogy

Lake County Public Library has a new genealogy database called Proquest African American Heritage.

This new database includes:

  • U.S. Federal Census, 1790-1930
  • Freedman's Bank Records
  • Federal Slave Narratives
  • Chicago Defender & Atlanta Constitution Archives
  • Military Records--Revolutionary War to Korea
  • Family Histories
  • City & County Directories
  • Black Newspapers
  • Church, Tax, Court, and Civic Records
  • Biographies, Maps, Pictures, Reference Books

Digital Library on American Slavery

The University of North Carolina has created the Digital Library on American Slavery.
The website states that The Digital Library offers a searchable database of information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color. The site includes information gathered and analyzed over an eighteen-year period from petitions to southern legislatures and country courts filed between 1775 and 1867 in the fifteen slaveholding states in the United States and the District of Columbia.

Cyndi's List for African American Research

Family Search