African American Online Genealogy Records

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This page is dedicated to Online African American Collections. When searching the online databases and collections search by the individuals name, state, or record type.

African American Genealogy

African American Online Database
This is a collection of links to African American Online databases.
Vital Records



'Bank Records

African American Biography

Bureau of Refugee, Freedmen and Abandoned Land



US Federal 1790-1940

Slave Schedules 1850 and 1860
State Census

See Family Search Wiki article State Census for the State you are interested in:


Land Records


Military Records

War of 1812
Civil War

Historical newspapers

Library of Congress

Current Newspapers

African American Newspapers

Lathan A. Windley, Runaway Slave Advertisements: a Documentary History from the 1730s to 1790, 4 v. (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1983). Contents: Vol.1 Virginia and North Carolina -- v.2 Maryland -- v.3 South Carolina -- v.4 Georgia.

Oral History



National Archives

Library of Congress

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Slave Trade

Southern Claims Commission
Online Sources

Are you aware of an online collection that is not given, please let us know.