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.


RootsWeb free African-American/Colored Records Database Search (http://userdb.rootsweb.ancestry.com/colored/) will search record collections from user-submitted transcriptions, indexes, and record compilations at RootsWeb, a volunteer effort now hosted by Ancestry.com.

Some RootsWeb collections have been made searchable, including the ones in the African-American/Colored Records Database Search.

This database searches more than 2,320 records and 684 unique surnames.


  • Columbia Co: Free Persons of Colour, 1819, Columbia County, GA

  • Irwin Co: Blacks Buried at Paulk Cemetery


  • Boone Co: Thorntown Colored Cemetery

  • Logan Co: Emancipations in Logan Co., KY, court records

  • Logan Co: Emancipations in Logan Co., KY, court records

  • Mason Co: Genealogy records for Soldiers born in Mason County KY serving in U.S. Civil War Colored Regiments

North Carolina

  • Cumberland Co: Colored Bride Marriage Registry

  • Cumberland Co: Colored Grooms Marriage Register Cumberland County NC Part 1

  • Cumberland Co: Colored Grooms, Cumberland County, NC 1901-1909

  • Cumberland Co: Cumberland County NC Colored Grooms


  • Chester Co: Free Blacks, PA 1790 census

South Carolina

  • Newberry Co: Newberry, South Carolina Book of Colored Marriages – Abrams, Long & Sweetenburg Surnames


  • Slaves and People of Color, 1796-1850, Tennessee

See All RootsWeb Database Searches (http://ongenealogy.com/listings/rootsweb-searchable-databases-ancestry-com/) for other options.



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