An interactive map showing the landscape of emancipation as it unfolded from 1861 to 1865. Every point on the map is linked to primary documents and images that tell the story of people, places, and events.
An online database of public documents relating to enslaved persons in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, Duplin, Bladen, Columbus, Sampson and Onslow Counties. The collection thus far includes deeds, wills, and newspapers.
Dedicated to records that document the family and cultural heritage of African Americans in the historic rice-growing areas of South Carolina, Georgia and extreme northeastern Florida, an area that scholars and preservationists have identified as a distinct culture area.
Short discussion of the Legend (now PROVEN) of EBO LANDING, St. Simons Island, Georgia where many Ebo Slaves (from Nigeria) drowned in early 19th. Century. Entered here because of this line: Researchers have found that a substantial number of African Americans in southern States are Igbo descendents. Most Haitians and many citizens of the West Indies are also Igbo. It’s hoped that in the future DNA science will be able to identify Igbo genes for those who need such verification.
Digital collection of advertisements for runaway slaves, captured slaves & servants in 18th- & 19th-century Virginia newspapers. Over 4000 advertisements for runaway slaves and indentured servants from newspapers in Virginia & Maryland from 1736-1803. Keyword searchable database.
Many pre-Emancipation records naming African Americans in Liberty County exist, but the summaries available online often omit their names. This site is dedicated to filling that gap in the public record.