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Ancestry.com - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, African-American Census, 1847
The Philadelphia Monthly Meeting of the Society of Friends (Quakers) commissioned this census of thousands of free African American families and individuals living in six areas of the Philadelphia. This was done in order to further their efforts to help the African-American population of the city. Original source: African-American Census of Philadelphia. Swarthmore, Pennsylvania: Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College. Ancestry.com has searchable indexes; database results and some digitized images are available with a fee-based subscription. Free articles and helpful research materials.