African American Research

If you have ANY resources to add, please share with others!  I am working on abstracting slave names from wills that I have access to.  If you can think of any other helpful resources, please let me know.  lblumb@gmail.com

On this Website -

Abstracts from Wills

Flint Ridge Baptist Church - an African American church established in 1866

Antioch Baptist Church Minutes

Returns of 1867-1868 Qualified Voters


Other Resources

Online at LDS FamilySearch - Freedmans Bank Records

Online at LDS FamilySearch - Freedmans Bureau Marriages

Online at LDS FamilySearch - 1850 Slave Schedule

The USGenWeb African American Griots Project - The USGenWeb African American Griots Project is dedicated to assisting all of those in pursuit of their African American ancestry by being a central depository for African American records of historical proportion. The Project is coordinated by Charee Harvey and Jerry Taylor. I will link to the Georgia Pages from the Fayette County site but this is the link to the main page if you'd like to take a look. I am sure they would love any assistance in gathering information if you have items of interest to the subject.

Georgia Resources at The USGenWeb African American Griots Project

AfriGeneas - African Ancestored Genealogy

An AfriGeneas Library Article by David E. Paterson - Georgia's Slave Population in Legal Records - An Introduction to Courthouse Resources 

Tom Blake's slave data includes largest slave holders in 1860, and matching surnames in the 1870 Census for many southeastern counties.


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