North Carolina Slavery Records online

North Carolina Slavery Records online include African American records, Native American records, Freedmen records, and more. This is a preliminary list.   Also see: North Carolina Minority Records online North Carolina Immigration Records online   TIP - Login with your free FamilySearch account to unlock some collections -- see other tips for opening FS resources.   KEY to collections FS=FamilySearch FREE but login with your free account to access Anc$ - Ancestry - fee site MH$ - MyHeritage - fee site AG - AfriGeneas BWS - BlackWallStreet DLAS - Digital Library on American Slavery FBO - Freedmen's Bureau Online GTHG - Genealogy Trails History Group HT - HathiTrust IA - Internet Archive RW - RootsWeb S - Sankofagen       North Carolina Minority Records Online at the federal level US - African American - Discover Freedmen, at FS (searches FS Freedmen's Bureau records), at FS US - African Ame…
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Digital Library on American Slavery

Digital Library on American Slavery has online collections for researching American slavery including:   Slave Deeds - property deeds - bills of sale, deeds of trust, divisions of property - registered with county courts and registers of deeds that contain information about enslaved individuals. Sometimes these individuals are listed only by number, but more often they are listed by name and age, providing invaluable historical information for historians and genealogists.   NC Slave Notices, 1750-1865 - runaway slave notices (more than 5000 items) published in North Carolina newspapers from 1751 to 1865.   Race & Slave Petitions - detailed information on about 150,000 individuals, including slaves, free people of color, and whites, extracted from 2,975 legislative petitions and 14,512 county court petitions, as well as from a wide range of related documents, including wills, inventories, deeds, bills of sale, depositions, court proceedings, amended peti…
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The Slave Dwelling Project

"The Slave Dwelling Project’s mission is to identify and assist property owners, government agencies and organizations to preserve extant slave dwellings." The Slave Dwelling has a list of past and future slave dwelling stays in various states that will help identify former slave dwellings.
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Interpreting Slave Life

Interpreting Slave Life is a blog about slavery, its history and effects, authored by Nicole A. Moore, historian and museum educator. Interpreting Slave Life has a list of resources for learning about slavery on the internet.
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Missouri Slave Data

Missouri Slave Data is a database at US GenNet and has links to transcribed slave schedules and slave lists from various counties in Missouri. This site also has a link to American Slave Narratives at the University of Virginia.
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Louisiana Index to Slave Emancipation Petitions, 1814-1843

Louisiana Index to Slave Emancipation Petitions, 1814-1843, Orleans Parish, is an index to help users locate emancipation records of former slaves in Louisiana. "Because of the difficulty of deciphering 19th-century handwriting, the spelling of names is sometimes a "best guess." Researchers should check variant spellings before assuming that a name is not included in the index."
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Slavery Era Insurance Policies Registry

Slavery Era Insurance Policies Registry at Illinois Department of Insurance. This is a 31 page pdf listing the names of slaves and slaveholders named in Aetna Life insurance policies taken out by slaveholders. Here's the legal basis for the public release of these claims: "Pursuant to Public Act 93-0333, effective January 1, 2004, every licensed insurer was required to report to the Director information regarding policies issued to slaveholders for death or damage of their slaves that it wrote either directly or through a predecessor corporation during the slavery era. The information was compiled into a report that is available to the public and the General Assembly."
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Slave Voices

Slave Voices has some extracted records from collections at Duke University pertaining to African Americans. Introduction Caesar Forced Migration - The Slave Trade and the Nature of Chattel Slavery Plantation America - The Work of Slaves The Age of Revolutions - Two Kinds of Freedom Black Southerners in the Old South - The Slave Community The Problem of Freedom - The Destruction of American Slavery, Freedom's Strange Fruit
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Slave Compensation Claims, US Colored Troops

The St. Louis County Library has a collection of Slave Compensation Claims for US Colored Troops. This is a free, searchable index of slaves who served in the Civil War. The slave claims came for slave owners in Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Tennessee, and West Virginia and are indexed by the former slave owner's name or the former slave's name. "During the Civil War, an act of Congress allowed loyal slave owners in border states (where slavery was still legal after the Emancipation Proclamation) whose slaves enlisted or were drafted into the U.S. military to file a claim against the Federal government for loss of the slave’s services.  Since each slave compensation claim was based on the service of a specific soldier, a copy of the claim’s paperwork was placed in that soldier’s compiled military service record. The regiments of U.S. Colored Troops that have a large number of these claims are the regiments formed in the border-states (Delaware, Kentucky, Maryland, an…
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Slave Archival Collection

UPDATE - RootsWeb sites (owned by Ancestry.com) are currently unavailable while they resolve some security issues. If and when the sites are restored, we'll make the links live, until then, we've included the links in parentheses. The Slave Archival Collection (www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ilissdsa/text_files/database_intro2.htm) is an "alphabetical extract of slave data was generated from a campaign to collect names of enslaved ancestors from living descendants across the country.  This is an ongoing project to preserve slave genealogy and history for future generations.  The names gathered will be placed on a permanent memorial honoring our enslaved ancestors who helped build our nation." Check the Slave Archival Collection for slave surnames and then possible data includes:                         Slave Last Name                         Slave First Name                         Date of Birth                         Town of Birth                         State of Birth …
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Runaway Slave Blog

The Runaway Slave blog is a "collection of African American slave names that were printed in west Tennessee newspapers before 1865. These men, women and children were advertised as runaway slaves or listed as property for sale. All material on this website is transcribed from microfilm as faithfully as possible; however, errors may occur. The original sources are available at the Memphis & Shelby County Public Library."
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Texas Plantations and Slave Names

Sankofagen Wiki run by Karmella Haynes has a list of Texas Plantations and Slave Names listed by county. "Counties formed after 1865 are omitted." "SANKOFA is an Akan word meaning "go back and take." Good and useful things can be taken from the past to drive positive progress in the present through the benevolent use of knowledge." "Sankofa-gen Wiki is a growing collection of freely accessible genealogical and historical data pertaining to U.S.A. antebellum plantations, farms, factories, manors, etc. that used African slave labor. This site is a wiki which means that you, the slave genealogy researcher, can add and update information instantly. This website aims to summarize plantation-related data in a way that allows the genealogist to better visualize the lives of our enslaved ancestors within a historical context... Was the slave buyer a relative of the seller? Did the buyer relocate? Were plantations connected by slaveholder marriages? Was my …
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Tennessee Plantations and Slave Names

Sankofagen Wiki run by Karmella Haynes has a list of Tennessee Plantations and Slave Names listed by county. "Counties formed after 1865 are omitted." "SANKOFA is an Akan word meaning "go back and take." Good and useful things can be taken from the past to drive positive progress in the present through the benevolent use of knowledge." "Sankofa-gen Wiki is a growing collection of freely accessible genealogical and historical data pertaining to U.S.A. antebellum plantations, farms, factories, manors, etc. that used African slave labor. This site is a wiki which means that you, the slave genealogy researcher, can add and update information instantly. This website aims to summarize plantation-related data in a way that allows the genealogist to better visualize the lives of our enslaved ancestors within a historical context... Was the slave buyer a relative of the seller? Did the buyer relocate? Were plantations connected by slaveholder marriages? Was…
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South Carolina Plantations and Slave Names

Sankofagen Wiki run by Karmella Haynes has a list of South Carolina Plantations and Slave Names listed by county. "Counties formed after 1865 are omitted." "SANKOFA is an Akan word meaning "go back and take." Good and useful things can be taken from the past to drive positive progress in the present through the benevolent use of knowledge." "Sankofa-gen Wiki is a growing collection of freely accessible genealogical and historical data pertaining to U.S.A. antebellum plantations, farms, factories, manors, etc. that used African slave labor. This site is a wiki which means that you, the slave genealogy researcher, can add and update information instantly. This website aims to summarize plantation-related data in a way that allows the genealogist to better visualize the lives of our enslaved ancestors within a historical context... Was the slave buyer a relative of the seller? Did the buyer relocate? Were plantations connected by slaveholder marriages? …
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Oklahoma Plantations and Slave Names

Sankofagen Wiki run by Karmella Haynes has a list of Oklahoma Plantations and Slave Names listed by Native American Nation. "Oklahoma did not become a State until 1907 (about 40 years after Emancipation). Prior to 1907, Oklahoma was designated "Indian Territory" by the U.S. government. Slave workplaces are listed by Native American Nation." "SANKOFA is an Akan word meaning "go back and take." Good and useful things can be taken from the past to drive positive progress in the present through the benevolent use of knowledge." "Sankofa-gen Wiki is a growing collection of freely accessible genealogical and historical data pertaining to U.S.A. antebellum plantations, farms, factories, manors, etc. that used African slave labor. This site is a wiki which means that you, the slave genealogy researcher, can add and update information instantly. This website aims to summarize plantation-related data in a way that allows the genealogist to better visualize the lives of our enslaved anc…
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Missouri Plantations and Slave Names

Sankofagen Wiki run by Karmella Haynes has a list of Missouri Plantations and Slave Names listed by county, for counties formed prior to 1865. "SANKOFA is an Akan word meaning "go back and take." Good and useful things can be taken from the past to drive positive progress in the present through the benevolent use of knowledge." "Sankofa-gen Wiki is a growing collection of freely accessible genealogical and historical data pertaining to U.S.A. antebellum plantations, farms, factories, manors, etc. that used African slave labor. This site is a wiki which means that you, the slave genealogy researcher, can add and update information instantly. This website aims to summarize plantation-related data in a way that allows the genealogist to better visualize the lives of our enslaved ancestors within a historical context... Was the slave buyer a relative of the seller? Did the buyer relocate? Were plantations connected by slaveholder marriages? Was my ance…
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Mississippi Plantations and Slave Names

Sankofagen Wiki run by Karmella Haynes has a list of Mississippi Plantations and Slave Names listed by county, for counties formed prior to 1865.   "SANKOFA is an Akan word meaning "go back and take." Good and useful things can be taken from the past to drive positive progress in the present through the benevolent use of knowledge."   "Sankofa-gen Wiki is a growing collection of freely accessible genealogical and historical data pertaining to U.S.A. antebellum plantations, farms, factories, manors, etc. that used African slave labor. This site is a wiki which means that you, the slave genealogy researcher, can add and update information instantly. This website aims to summarize plantation-related data in a way that allows the genealogist to better visualize the lives of our enslaved ancestors within a historical context... Was the slave buyer a relative of the seller? Did the buyer relocate? Were plantations connected by slave holder marriages…
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Maryland Plantations and Slave Names

Sankofagen Wiki run by Karmella Haynes has a list of Maryland Plantations and Slave Names listed by county, for counties formed prior to 1865. Currently, the wiki has information on plantations in Anne Arundel, Dorchester, Prince George's, St. Mary's, Talbot, and Worcester counties. "SANKOFA is an Akan word meaning "go back and take." Good and useful things can be taken from the past to drive positive progress in the present through the benevolent use of knowledge." "Sankofa-gen Wiki is a growing collection of freely accessible genealogical and historical data pertaining to U.S.A. antebellum plantations, farms, factories, manors, etc. that used African slave labor. This site is a wiki which means that you, the slave genealogy researcher, can add and update information instantly. This website aims to summarize plantation-related data in a way that allows the genealogist to better visualize the lives of our enslaved ancestors within a historical context... Was the slave …
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Louisiana Plantations and Slave Names

Sankofagen Wiki run by Karmella Haynes has a list of Louisiana Plantations and Slave Names listed by county, for counties formed prior to 1865. "SANKOFA is an Akan word meaning "go back and take." Good and useful things can be taken from the past to drive positive progress in the present through the benevolent use of knowledge." "Sankofa-gen Wiki is a growing collection of freely accessible genealogical and historical data pertaining to U.S.A. antebellum plantations, farms, factories, manors, etc. that used African slave labor. This site is a wiki which means that you, the slave genealogy researcher, can add and update information instantly. This website aims to summarize plantation-related data in a way that allows the genealogist to better visualize the lives of our enslaved ancestors within a historical context... Was the slave buyer a relative of the seller? Did the buyer relocate? Were plantations connected by slave holder marriages? Was my an…
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Kentucky Plantations and Slave Names

Sankofagen Wiki run by Karmella Haynes has a list of Kentucky Plantations and Slave Names listed by county, for counties formed prior to 1865. Currently, the wiki has plantations listed in Franklin, Jefferson, Madison, and Nelson counties. "SANKOFA is an Akan word meaning "go back and take." Good and useful things can be taken from the past to drive positive progress in the present through the benevolent use of knowledge." "Sankofa-gen Wiki is a growing collection of freely accessible genealogical and historical data pertaining to U.S.A. antebellum plantations, farms, factories, manors, etc. that used African slave labor. This site is a wiki which means that you, the slave genealogy researcher, can add and update information instantly. This website aims to summarize plantation-related data in a way that allows the genealogist to better visualize the lives of our enslaved ancestors within a historical context... Was the slave buyer a relative of the seller? Did t…
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