Louisiana Runaway Slave Advertisements, 1836-1865

LSU Libraries has a free, searchable database, the Louisiana Runaway Slave Advertisements, 1836-1865 that will be helpful to family historians and genealogists researching descendants of slaves and/or slave owners.

The “collection is a comprehensive digital collection of advertisements and notices harvested from the newspapers digitized as part of the Digitizing Louisiana Newspapers Project.  In these advertisements people from Louisiana and the Lower Mississippi Valley demonstrate their agency and resistance against the institutions of slavery and indentured servitude.”



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