Search billions of records on

This project is not part of DNA sales. This project uses   

Web space provided by, sponsored by

Please read notice in the bottom bar.

Advertisements at the top and bottom of the pages are not part of this project, 

visiting the links helps pay for the website space 



Early Slavery

donated to site by Roberta Estes


Who were these people and what happened to them? I mean the non-Christian group. 
A Virginia census taken in March 1619 tabulates a population of 928 individuals residing in the colony. Among the 928 were "4 Indians, 18 Negro men and 17 Negro women all called non-Christians" this group identified as being "in the service of seu[er]all planters.." In August of 1619 John Rolfe writing to the Treasurer of the Virginia Company in London notes that "about the latter end of August, A Dutch man of Warr...brought not anything but 20 odd Negroes which the Governor and Capt. Merchant brought for victualle..." Whether enslaved or free (but indentured,) their story is the beginning of the African presence in British North America.  
Take a look at the above site. It's very good. 



Contact Information: 

Electronic mail

General Information/Project Membership: 



The Lost Colony Research Group is in NO WAY affiliated with The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research.  The Lost Colony Y-DNA and MT-DNA projects at Family Tree DNA are NOT IN ANY WAY  affiliated with The Lost Colony Center for Science and Research,
regardless of what their links imply.


"Please notify us of any claims to the contrary."


There is no fee to join our group and no donation of monies or objects are needed to participate in "The Lost Colony Research Group".


As with any DNA project, individuals pay for their own DNA testing, but the
group itself  - is strictly volunteer and free to join, upon approval of membership.


Neither, myself, nor the Lost Colony Research Group together or individually are  responsible for the personal content submitted by any individual to this website.


Send mail to with questions or comments about this web site.
Copyright 2008 Last modified: October 10, 2010