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

                        Date of Death

                        Town of Death

                        State of Death

                        Slave owner

                        Short Story



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