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Submitting to African American Griots


We are always in need of volunteers and donations. Below you will find ways in which you can help us grow:

All records can be submitted in formats of word (doc), jpg and bmp

Submit records to and inquire to: African American Griots


Suggested Records to Submit

Death Records

Military Records

Marriage Records


Deed of Emancipation

Church Histories

Birth Records

Manumission Deeds

Slave Schedule Transcriptions

Land Grants

Cemetery Surveys

Cemetery Locations

Marriage Bonds & Certificates

News Articles


Slave Narratives

Oral Interviews


Slave Records

Guardianship Records

Bible Records


Research Notes

School Records

Descendants Reports


Family Group Sheets

Plantation Records


Online Links

Mortality Schedule

Census Transcriptions

Property Inventory


Family History

Marriage Certificate

Church Locations

Church Minutes

Draft Registrations

Historic Locations


Data must be African American related records that include other races that

would be more trouble to separate than to include can be submitted as is.


  • Tips for Donating

    • Donate records that you already have

    • If records need transcribing, we will make arrangements to transcribe them

    • Donate a list of local African American schools, churches or cemeteries

    • When visiting the Courthouse for the purpose of researching, use a digital camera or photcopy records such as "Colored Marriage Records, Marriage Bonds, Certificates, Emancipations, Manumissions or Wills

  • Considerations

    • Credit for the submission will be given to the Contributor.

    • When submitting records that are not fully African American, please state them as such.

    • If a category is not in place for the information that is being contributed, one will be provided.

    • When partial listings are submitted, please state them as such.

    • If records are for a certain county please state within the document what county and state they relate to.

    • USAAG is a free research tool and will remain free.

    • No copyrighted material unless written permission is included with the submission. When public records (birth, death marriage certificates), are being submitted, they may be submitted in their original format.