African American Resources for Missouri

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A list of resources for researching African American ancestors who lived in Missouri.

Online Resources for Missouri

Online Resources for St. Louis, Missouri


Family History Library
  • Mallory, Rudena Kramer, Claims by Missourians for compensation of enlisted slaves:records of the U.S. District Court of Kansas, Slave Compensation Records, November 3, 1866 to February 21, 1867, Record Group 21, National Archives-Central Plains Region, Kansas City, Missouri (SLC, Utah:Genealogical Society of Utah, 1992) FHL film 1597959 item 4
  • State Slavery Statues (Bethesda, Maryland:University Publications of America, c1989) FHL fiche 6118911
  • United States Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands and Washington Reginald, Records of the field offices for the state of Missouri, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1972:NARA, RG 105, M1908 (College Park, MD:NARA, 2004) FHL films 2426982–2427005
Other Books
  • McLaurin, Melton Alonza, Celia, A Slave (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1991). Discusses the trial in 1855 of eighteen-year-old slave Celia for the murder of her abusive master Robert Newsom in Callaway County, Missouri.
  • Greene, Lorenzo Johnston. Missouri's Black Heritage. Gary R. Kremer, Anthony F. Holland; forward by Julius K. Hunter; Saint Louis, Mo.: Forum Press, c. 1980. 195 p. E185.93 M7 G73
Slave owners
  • James Cox:This was posted on the Missouri Genealogy Research Community on Facebook: Record of a slave girl named Malinda, born about 1824 and was hired out to work for W. S. Pollard and C. Bustes (sp) during 1860. Her owner, James Cox, had died in 1858 in Kingston Twp, Caldwell, Mo. See post.