• The Center for African American Genealogical Research, Inc.

free online


    Freedman's bureau

    Vital information regrding birth, parents, former enslavers,bank accounts and new names post Civil-War.

    wpa project

    The Works Progress Administration (WPA) interviewed and transcribed hundreds upon hundreds of interviews with people who had been enslvaved in the United States from 1935-1943.

    official records

    Census, vitals, military. There are links to paid sites but everything else is Free!

    slave ships

    Vessel name, owner,capatin, points of disembarkation and embarkation from Africa to the Americas

    black burial grounds

    In additon to Black burial grounds, this site includes information on Black churches, funeral homes and newspapers


    Names of free and enslaved Africans in Virginia, emancipation certificates, birth records, photographs and much more.

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