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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 relating to this ethnic group. Special-interest groups and genealogical societies nationwide are publishing key guides, new bibliographies, and important how-to books. Before delving into published sources, however, it is always important to pause long enough to organize one’s own personal papers and review standard research methodology. Searching for African American families involves two distinct research approaches. These approaches correspond to the distinct change in the legal status of African Americans in the United States before and after the Civil War. Genealogical techniques used to track slave families before the war are necessarily quite different than those used for white or free African Americans; however, research conducted on African Americans after the war usually involves the same types of records as those used for whites. National Archives United State National Archives Digital Classroom Genealogy Research at the National Archives Archives West Virginia State Archives West Virginia African American Griots Societies Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Biography Free Biography Resources (hosted at AccessGenealogy) A  B  Bi C  Ch  Cr  D  E ...

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 1900 Federal Census, People of Color 1910 Federal Census, People of Color 1920 Federal Census, People of Color Hosted at Ancestry.com 1870 US Fed Census $$ Gilmer County Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project 1850 Slave Schedule Federal Census 1860 Slave Schedule Federal Census Lewis County Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project 1850 Slave Schedule Federal Census 1860 Slave Schedule Federal Census Logan County 1850 Federal Census Slave Schedule 1860 Slave Schedule Federal Census (hosted at USGenWeb Census Project) Marion County Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project 1850-Slave Schedule Federal Census 1860 Slave Schedule Federal Census Marshall County Hosted at Marshall County WVGenWeb 1840 Federal Census, Slave Owners 1850 Federal Census, Slave Owners 1860 Federal Census Slave Schedule 1870 Federal Census, People of Color 1880 Federal Census, People of Color 1900 Federal Census, People of Color 1910 Federal Census, People of Color 1920 Federal Census, People of Color Hosted at Ancestry.com 1870 US Fed Census $$ Hosted at USGenWeb Census Project 1850 Slave Schedule Federal Census 1860 Slave Schedule Federal Census Pendleton...

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 publications relating to this ethnic group. Special-interest groups and genealogical societies nationwide are publishing key guides, new bibliographies, and important how-to books. Before delving into published sources, however, it is always important to pause long enough to organize one’s own personal papers and review standard research methodology. Searching for African American families involves two distinct research approaches. These approaches correspond to the distinct change in the legal status of African Americans in the United States before and after the Civil War. Genealogical techniques used to track slave families before the war are necessarily quite different than those used for white or free African Americans; however, research conducted on African Americans after the war usually involves the same types of records as those used for whites. National Archives United State National Archives Digital Classroom Genealogy Research at the National Archives Archives The State Library of Virginia Published Materials for Genealogists (pdf) Virginia African American Griots Societies Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Virginia Historical Society African American Manuscripts Biography Free Biography...

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 of the Shadow) Buckingham County Hosted at Afrigeneas 1810 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color 1820 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color 1840 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color 1870 Federal Census, Blacks and Mulattos Charles City County Hosted at Christine’s Genealogy Website 1850 Charles City County Virginia Census 1850 Charles City County Mortality Schedule 1860 Charles City County Mortality Schedule Culpeper County 1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule (hosted at Up a Tree and Out on a Limb) Isle of Wright County 1860 Mortality Schedule, Isle of Wight County, Virginia (hosted at Christine’s Genealogy Web Site) King George County 1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule (hosted at King George County Virginia) Nottaway County 1850 Federal Census Slave Schedule – Pt. 1 , Pt. 2 , Pt. 3 , Pt. 4 (hosted at Nottaway County Virginia USGenWeb Archives) Page County Hosted at Genealogical Society of Page County Virginia 1850 Federal Census Mortality Schedule 1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedule 1870 Federal Census Mortality Schedule 1880 Federal Census Mortality Schedule Rappahannock County 1850...

Virginia 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. Albemarle County 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 Zion Hill Cemetery Daughters of Zion Cemetery Alexandria Freedmen’s Cemetery (hosted at Friends of Freedmen’s Cemetery) Bedford County Thomas Slave Chapel and Cemetery (hosted at African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc.) Stanton Family Cemetery Dinwiddie County  Dinwiddie Memorial Park Cemetery (partial) (hosted at African American Cemeteries Online) Fairfax County Hosted at Fairfax County Virginia Slave Cemetery – Bull Run Marina Slave Cemetery – Compton Road Henry County Hassidiah Baptist Church Cemetery (hosted at African American Cemeteries Online) Lynchburg Old City Cemetery (Negro Row) (hosted at Grave Garden) Russell County Ray/Whited Cemetery (transcribed by by Earl Whited) Prince William County Bates Family Cemetery Prince William County Harden’s Hill Cemetery (hosted at Interment) Mount Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery (hosted at Interment) Mount Zion Baptist Church Cemetery (hosted at Interment) Sussex County Chapel Hill Baptist Church Cemetery (aka Jefferson Family Cemetery, Powell Cemetery) Hassidiah Baptist Church Cemetery (partial)...

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 Texas History) Crosby County Mt. Zion Cemetery (hosted at Crosby County USGenWeb Project) Denton County Old Slave Cemetery Fannin County Hosted at Fannin County Texas TxGenWeb Oakhill Cemetery Annex St. Mark’s Cemetery Union Cemetery Fayette County Corinth Baptist Church Cemetery (hosted at TexasEscapes) Gonzales County Hosted at Gonzales County TXGenWeb Project Denton Creek Cemetery Ellis Cemetery Elm Slough Cemetery Foster Negro Cemetery Harwood Negro Cemetery Hodge Negro Cemetery McKeller Negro Cemetery McVea Cemetery Monthalia Negro Cemetery Mt. Enon Cemetery (Demit, Jones Cemetery) Princeville Negro Cemetery Smith Black Cemetery White Rock Negro Cemetery (hosted at African American Cemeteries Online) Harris County Kohrville/Pilgrim Branch Cemetery (hosted at African American Cemeteries Online) Olivewood Cemetery (hosted at Research Of The Past Then The Future) Henderson County Hosted at Henderson County TXGenWeb Project Mason Ranch Cemetery New York Cemetery Trinidad Black Cemetery # 2 Madison County Southside Cemetery (hosted at Madison County TXGenWeb) Navarro County Woodland Cemetery (hosted at African American Cemeteries Online) Polk County Hosted at Polk County Connections Grace Hill Cemetery New...

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 publications relating to this ethnic group. Special-interest groups and genealogical societies nationwide are publishing key guides, new bibliographies, and important how-to books. Before delving into published sources, however, it is always important to pause long enough to organize one’s own personal papers and review standard research methodology. Searching for African American families involves two distinct research approaches. These approaches correspond to the distinct change in the legal status of African Americans in the United States before and after the Civil War. Genealogical techniques used to track slave families before the war are necessarily quite different than those used for white or free African Americans; however, research conducted on African Americans after the war usually involves the same types of records as those used for whites. National Archives United State National Archives Digital Classroom Genealogy Research at the National Archives Archives Texas State Library and Archives Texas African American Griots (hosted at USGenWeb Special Project) Societies Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Biography Free Biography Resources (hosted at AccessGenealogy) A  B ...

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 County TNGenWeb 1850 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color 1860 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color 1850 Federal Census Slave Schedules Franklin County 1850 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color (hosted at Christine’s Genealogy) Gibson County Hosted at Christine’s Genealogy 1850 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color 1860 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color Hardeman County Hosted at Christine’s Genealogy 1850 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color 1860 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color Hardin County 1860 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color (hosted at Christine’s Genealogy) Haywood County Hosted at Christine’s Genealogy 1850 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color 1860 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color Madison County Hosted at Christine’s Genealogy 1850 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color 1860 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color 1860 Federal Census Mortality Schedules Sumner County 1860 Federal Census, Free Persons of Color (hosted at Christine’s Genealogy)  ...

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 publications relating to this ethnic group. Special-interest groups and genealogical societies nationwide are publishing key guides, new bibliographies, and important how-to books. Before delving into published sources, however, it is always important to pause long enough to organize one’s own personal papers and review standard research methodology. Searching for African American families involves two distinct research approaches. These approaches correspond to the distinct change in the legal status of African Americans in the United States before and after the Civil War. Genealogical techniques used to track slave families before the war are necessarily quite different than those used for white or free African Americans; however, research conducted on African Americans after the war usually involves the same types of records as those used for whites. National Archives United State National Archives Digital Classroom Genealogy Research at the National Archives Archives Tennessee State Library and Archives Tennessee African American Griots Societies Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society Biography Free Biography Resources (hosted at AccessGenealogy) A  B  Bi C  Ch  Cr  D ...
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