African-American Resources for Georgia

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Online Records

Pre-1870 Resources

Number of Slaves in Georgia[1]
1860 1850 1840 1830 1820 1810 1800 1790
462198 381682 280944 217531 149656 105218 59406 29264
Contents: Vol. 1. sect. 1. Atlanta, Augusta, Baldwin, Bartow, Bibb, Bryan -- v. 1. sect. 2. Burke -- v. 1. sect. 3. Campbell, Carroll, Cass, Chatham, Chattahoochee, Clarke, Cobb, Columbia, Columbus, Covington, Coweta, Dekalb, Dooly, Early, Elbert, Emanuel, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Gwinnett, Hancock, Henry, Houston, Jasper, Jefferson, Jones, LaGrange, Liberty, Lincoln, Lowndes, Lumkin -- v. 2. sect. 1. Macon, Madison, Marion, McIntosh, Meriwether, Milledgeville, Monroe, Morgan, Murray, Muscogee, Oglethorpe, Perry, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Richmond, Savannah, Spartanburg, Stewart, Sumter, Telfair, Troup, Twiggs, Upson, Walton, Washington, Whitfield, Wilkes -- v. 2. sect. 2. Unidentified counties -- v. 2. sect. 3. Freedmen and contractors. and contractors.
  • Cotner, Neal N. Extractions of Slaves' Names from Select Georgia and Alabama Wills (SLC, Utah, 1992) FHL film 1697603 item 14 Extractions of slaves' names from wills of seven Traylor families of Troup, Jasper, and Upson counties, Georgia; and Lowndes and Dallas counties, Alabama. Wills dated from 1817 to 1860. 46 slaves listed.
  • United States Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, Records of the assistant commissioner for the state of Georgia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1869:NARA, RG105, M798 (Washington D.C.:NARA, 1968) FHL films 1498626 (first of 36)
"On the 36 rolls of this microfilm publication are reproduced the records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Georgia, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-69. A few papers are dated as early as 1862. The records consist of 34 volumes of communications sent, registers, and orders issued; and of unbound letters and reports received and miscellaneous papers. The documents were created or received by the Assistant Commissioner ...The records are part of Record Group 105, Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands. ...The editorial material for this publication was prepared by Elaine Everly." -- P. 1, 8.
The library has bound numbers 791-800 together. Some numbers are missing.
Number of Free People of Color in Georgia[1]
1860 1850 1840 1830 1820 1810 1800 1790
3500 2931 2753 2486 1763 1801 1019 398

1870-1900 Resources


  • Caldwell, Arthur Bunyan, History of the American Negro and His Institutions, Georgia Edition Volume 1
  • Caldwell, Arthur Bunyan, History of the American Negro and His Institutions, Georgia Edition, Volume 2
  • The Black Side: a partial history of the business, religious, and educational side of the Negro in Atlanta, Ga. / by Edward R. Carter. - Atlanta :[s.n.], 1894/ - ix, 323 p.Micro 28148 F LC copy replaced by microfilm.
  • Homecoming: African-American Family History in Georgia / Carole Merritt. - [Atlanta] : African-American Family History Association, c 1982. - 122 p. E185.93G4 M47 1982
  • Distinguished Negro Georgians. - Dallas : Royal Pub. Co., [1961]. - 203 p. E185.93 G4 T7
  • Profiles of Black Georgia Baptists: two hundred ans six years of Black Georgia Baptist History, one hundred years of national Baptist history ; as told by Clarence M. Wagner. - Gainesville, GA. : Wagner, c 1980. - 268 p. BX6444.G4 W33

Online Resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Ninth Census of the United States: Statistics of Population, Tables I to VIII Inclusive (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1872), 21-22. Digital version at Internet Archive; FHL Book 973 X2pcu.