Collection: African American Genealogy

Alabama African American Census

For black Americans the census may hold the only records they can find of their ancestors. Researchers should start with their most recent ancestor using AccessGenealogy’s Census Records main census records area, as the census taken after the civil war (1870 onwards) enumerated all blacks as they did whites. The following census records are for those decades before, and consist of free persons of color who were enumerated with all other free people, mortality schedules which provides specific details around the deaths during the year prior to the census, state population schedules (state census) which in Alabama’s situation, was taken in 1866, and the 1850 and 1860 slave schedules, which were a count of slaves that often depicted the first name of the slave, along with the “owner” of the slave. You will actually have to know the “owner” of your slave ancestor and his location to find them in the slave schedules.

West Virginia African American Genealogy

African American Genealogy online research is much more difficult due to the scant nature of record keeping for blacks prior to the Civil War. This is the reason for creating a separate section for African Americans much like we have for Native Americans who’s research can also be hampered by the available records. The links below provide an accurate reflection of what is available to be searched for African American genealogy. Conducting successful African American genealogical research can be a challenging adventure. In recent years, the challenge has been lessened and the adventure heightened by the growing body of publications

West Virginia African American Census Records

Census online research should begin with what is available online for free. If this proves fruitful then congratulations! If not, then I would suggest signing up for the online census images (links to the right) where you can access all the available online Florida census information directly from your computer at home. You should also check AccessGenealogy’s Census Records Brooke County Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project 1850 Slave Schedule Federal Census 1860 Slave Schedule Federal Census Calhoun County Hosted at Calhoun County WVGenWeb 1860 Federal Census Slave Schedule 1870 Federal Census, People of Color 1880 Federal Census, People of Color

Old Slave

Virginia African American Genealogy

African American Genealogy online research is much more difficult due to the scant nature of record keeping for African American’s prior to the Civil War. This is the reason for creating a separate section for African Americans much like we have for Native Americans who’s research can also be hampered by the available records. The links below provide an accurate reflection of what is available to be searched for African American genealogy. Conducting successful African American genealogical research can be a challenging adventure. In recent years, the challenge has been lessened and the adventure heightened by the growing body of

Virginia African American Census Records

Census online research should begin with what is available online for free. If this proves fruitful then congratulations! If not, then I would suggest signing up for the online census images (links to the right) where you can access all the available online Florida census information directly from your computer at home. You should also check AccessGenealogy’s Census Records Following records (hosted at Free African Americans) Other Free Heads of Household in the 1810 Virginia Census, by family name Other Free Heads of Household in the 1810 Virginia Census, by county Augusta County 1860 Slaveowners Census (hosted at The Valley

Cladstone Church of God and Cemetery

Virginia African American Cemeteries – Black Cemeteries

Cemeteries provide us with a unique link to our past. The following list shows Virginia African American cemeteries which primarily contain people of color.  You should also check Access Genealogy Cemeteries for additional listings. Accomack County Virginia African American Cemeteries Christ Union Baptist Cemetery Odd Fellows Cemetery Albemarle County Virginia African American Cemeteries Hosted at Carter G. Woodson Institute Blenheim Cemetery Doyle’s River Plantation Hearns Curry Cemetery Hugh Carr Cemetery Maruy Family Cemetery Maple Wood Cemetery Oakwood Cemetery Rose Hill Cemetery Daughters of Zion Cemetery African American Cemeteries in Albemarle & Amherst Counties Virginia contains thousands of family burial grounds and

Texas African American Genealogy

African American Genealogy online research is much more difficult due to the scant nature of record keeping for African American’s prior to the Civil War. This is the reason for creating a separate section for African Americans much like we have for Native Americans who’s research can also be hampered by the available records. The links below provide an accurate reflection of what is available to be searched for African American genealogy. Conducting successful African American genealogical research can be a challenging adventure. In recent years, the challenge has been lessened and the adventure heightened by the growing body of

Texas African American Cemeteries

Cemeteries provide us with a unique link to our past. While many cemeteries contain a few African American graves, some are comprised of only African Americans. The following list shows  African American Cemeteries in Florida.  You should also check AccessGenealogy Cemeteries for additional listings. Hosted at Ancestry.com The First African Baptist Church of North America $$ Bell County Grave of Ead White, Old Stockton Cemetery (hosted at African American Cemeteries Online) Bastrop County Hosted at USGenWeb Archives McShan Memorial Garden Cemetery Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery Brazoria County Cemeteries of Brazoria County (searchable database) (hosted at Roberts and Smith in

Tennessee African American Census Records

Census online research should begin with what is available online for free. If this proves fruitful then congratulations! If not, then I would suggest signing up for the online census images (links to the right) where you can access all the available online Florida census information directly from your computer at home. You should also check AccessGenealogy’s Census Records Anderson County 1870 Colored People Anderson County Tennessee Census (hosted at Anderson County TNGenWeb) Benton County Hosted at Benton County TNGenWeb 1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedules 1860 Federal Census Slave Schedules 1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedules Decatur County Hosted at Decatur

Tennessee African American Genealogy

African American Genealogy online research is much more difficult due to the scant nature of record keeping for African American’s prior to the Civil War. This is the reason for creating a separate section for African Americans much like we have for Native Americans who’s research can also be hampered by the available records. The links below provide an accurate reflection of what is available to be searched for African American genealogy. Conducting successful African American genealogical research can be a challenging adventure. In recent years, the challenge has been lessened and the adventure heightened by the growing body of