United States, Slave Birth Records – FamilySearch Historical Records
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United States, Slave Birth Records, 1780-1846
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- 1 What is in This Collection?
- 2 Collection Content
- 3 How Do I Search This Collection?
- 4 What Do I Do Next?
- 5 Citing This Collection
- 6 How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?
What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]
This collection contains birth records of enslaved persons from various states. The initial publication of this collection contains records from Bergen, Essex, Middlesex, and Sussex Counties in New Jersey and Centre, Cumberland, Fayette, and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania.
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Collection Content[edit | edit source]
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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]
Before searching this collection, it is helpful to know:
- The name of the child
- Approximate place of birth
Search the Index[edit | edit source]Search by name on the Collection Details Page.
- Fill in the search boxes in the Search Collection section with the information you know
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How Do I Analyze the Results?[edit | edit source]
Compare each result from your search with what you know to determine if there is a match. This may require viewing multiple records or images. Keep track of your research in a research log.
What Do I Do Next?[edit | edit source]
I Found the Person I Was Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- Add the new information to your records
- Use the information to find the person in other records
- Analyze the entry to see if it provides additional clues to find other records of the person or their family
I Can’t Find the Person I’m Looking For, What Now?[edit | edit source]
- The person may be recorded with an abbreviated or variant form of their name
- Try searching by surname only
Research Helps[edit | edit source]
- Quick Guide to African American Records
- Beginning African American Research
- African American Genealogy
Related Family History Library Holdings[edit | edit source]
- Dee Parmer Woodtor. Finding a place called home : a guide to African-American genealogy and historical identity. New York, New York : Random House, c1999. FHL 973 F2wd
- Bergen County Black births, 1804-1846
- Essex County Birth records of Black children, 1804-1843
- Middlesex County, Births of slaves, 1804-1844.
- Sussex County, Births of slaves, 1801-1835.*
- Center County, Birth returns for negroes and mulattos, 1803-1820, no. 1-14.
- Cumberland County, Negro slaves name & age returns, 1780, 1791, 1828.
- Cumberland County Slave returns, 1780-1833.
- Fayette County, Birth returns for negroes and mulattoes, 1788-1826 : includes certificates of registry received from other counties 1785, 1803, 1805, 1807-1808 and miscellaneous papers 1823, 1830, n.d.
- Lancaster County Returns of negro and mulatto children, 1788-1793; index to slaves, 1780-1834
Related FamilySearch Historical Record Collections[edit | edit source]
- United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850
- United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1860
- Virginia, Slave Birth Index, 1853 - 1866
Citing This Collection[edit | edit source]
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The citation for this collection can be found on the Collection Details Page in the section Citing this Collection.
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How Can I Contribute to the FamilySearch Wiki?[edit | edit source]
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