AfriGeneas – African Ancestored Genealogy is a free website with multiple collections of African American genealogy records helpful for African American research.

Collections include:

  • African American Death Records

    • Alabama:
      Roanoke Leader obituaries
      Selma Times-Journal obituaries
    • Arkansas:– Arkadelphia Siftings Herald obituaries

      – Arkadelphia Southern Standard obituaries (1870-1901)

      -Arkansas Democrat Gazette obituaries

      – Pine Bluff Commercial obituaries

    • California:
      – Los Angeles Sentinel obituaries- Oakland Tribune obituaries
    • Georgia:– Houston Home Journal, 1890-1899
    • Indiana:– Evansville Courier obituaries

      – Indianapolis Star obituaries

    • Kentucky:– Cynthiana Democrat obituaries

      – Lexington Herald-Leader obituaries

      Messenger-Inquirer obituaries

      – Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer obituaries

    • Louisiana:– Ascension Parish, Louisiana Death Certificates (1911)

      – Orleans Parish Coroners Records (1862-1863)

      – The Advocate (Baton Rouge) obituaries

    • Michigan:
      – Michigan Chronicle obituaries- Michigan Citizen obituaries
    • Ohio:– Cincinnati Enquirer obituaries
    • New York:– Buffalo and Erie County Death Records
    • Pennsylvania:– Bucks County Courier Times obituaries
  • African American Census Records

    • Alabama
    • Alaska
    • Arkansas
    • California
    • District of Columbia
    • Florida
    • Georgia
    • Illinois
    • Indiana
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Kentucky
    • Louisiana
    • Maryland
    • Michigan
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • North Carolina
    • Ohio
    • Pennsylvania
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Virginia
    • West Virginia
  • African American Library Records

  • African American Marriage Records

  • African American Photograph Collection

    • Photographs may be identified by name, family, location, and date and are in alphabetical order. Dates range from the late 1800s to the early to mid 1900s.
  • African American Slave Data Collection

    • The site is also designed to assist descendants of slaveholders and other researchers, to share information they find with any slave reference in records including, but not limited to:

      Bible Records
      Bills of Sale
      Birth Records
      Census Schedules
      Church Records
      Court Records
      Day Books/Logs
      Death Records
      Legislative Acts
      Marriage Records
      Military Records
      Miscellaneous Records
      Plantation Records
      Pension Records
      Slave Owners
      Slave Sales
      Tax Records

  • African American Surnames Collection

    • There are more than 50,000 African American surnames in the database and they accept surname submissions at their site.
  • African American State Resources

  • African American World Resources

  • African American Links

  • Multiple African American Forums

  • an AfriGeneas Store

  • AfriGeneas List Archives


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