Talladega County African American Records

African American Genealogy is much more difficult due to the record keeping during the time of the American Civil War.  What I am providing here are the basic sites to aid you in your research.
National Archives
United States National Archives
Digital Classroom
Genealogy Research at the National Archives
African American
Alabama Archives
Alabama Historical Commission
Alabama Department of Archives and History
Talladega County African American Cemeteries
Pine Grove CME Church Cemetery (hosted at USGenWeb Archives)
Morris Family Cemetery (hosted at Michele's Genealogy Site)
1850 Census Records
1850 Free Black Talladega County Census (hosted at Mississippi State University Afrigeneas Archives)
1860 Census Records
1860 Alabama Mortality Schedule (hosted at Mississippi State University Afrigeneas Archives)
1866 Special Census
1866 State Census Colored Population Schedule (hosted at Michele's Genealogy Site)
Federal Slave Schedules

1880 Federal Census - Morris (hosted at Michele's Genealogy Site)

1910 Federal Census - Chandler (hosted at Michele's Genealogy Site)

Church Records

Hosted at Ancestry.com

The First African Baptist Church of North America $$

Court Records

Hosted at Ancestry.com

Slavery petitions and papers $$

Marriage Records Index Colored Wilcox County 1873-1877 (hosted at Afrigeneas)

Register of Slaves Brought into Alabama after 16 Jan 1832 (hosted at Afrigeneas)

Help at Ancestry
The Challenge of African American Research Free
Conducting successful African American genealogical research can be a challenging adventure. In recent years, the challenge has been lessened and the adventure heightened by the growing body of publications relating to this ethnic group. Special-interest groups and genealogical societies nationwide are publishing key guides, new bibliographies, and important how-to books. Before delving into published sources, however, it is always important to pause long enough to organize one’s own personal papers and review standard research methodology. 
African American Research, Part 1 Free
African American Research, Part 2 Free
African American Research, Part 3: Case Studies Free
Searching for African American families involves two distinct research approaches. These approaches correspond to the distinct change in the legal status of African Americans in the United States before and after the Civil War. Genealogical techniques used to track slave families before the war are necessarily quite different than those used for white or free African Americans; however, research conducted on African Americans after the war usually involves the same types of records as those used for whites. 
African American Genealogy Program at Indiana Historical Society Free
Internationally known genealogist Tony Burroughs will present a lecture titled "Black Roots: A Beginner's Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree" at the Indiana Historical Society on February 10, from 1–4 p.m. The program, cosponsored by the IHS and the Indiana African American Genealogy Group, will discuss conducting African American family history research. IHS Program Archivist Wilma Gibbs will present a discussion on research resources available at the IHS and other repositories. 
Finding Your African American Ancestors: A BeginnerÆs Guide Free
Few areas of American genealogy pose as much challenge as the search for African American ancestry prior to the Civil War. Notwithstanding the inherent difficulties, there are few areas that contain as much unrealized potential. Despite great strides within the last two decades, the basic outlines of the field are only now being clarified. While the difficulties of African American genealogical research are not to be discounted, these difficulties are not always insurmountable. 
Celebrating African American Family History Free
February is Black History Month in the United States. If you have Black American ancestry, you might want to begin tracing your family tree this month while many museums and archives have special exhibits to mark the month.


Hosted at Ancestry.com

Freedman's Bank Records, 1865-1874 $$

Alabama Slave Project - (hosted at ALGenWeb)

Marriages by County

African American Mailing lists





Military Records

African Americans in World War II  (hosted at World War 2)

African-American Civil War Soldiers & Sailors (hosted at Solders and Sailors System)

Freedman Records

Black Cherokees

Black Chickasaws

Black Choctaws

Black Creeks

Black Seminoles

African American Books Online

Narrative of Lundsford Lane  1/17/06

The Fugitive Blacksmith 1/17/2006

History of Liberia 1/17/2006

History of Slave Narratives 1/12/2006
Instructions and general information on how the narratives were to be compiled

Henry Ossian Flipper, The Colored Cadet at West Point 1/10/2006
Autobiography of the First Graduate of color from the US Military Academy

History of the Negro Soldiers in the Spanish American War 1/6/2006
along with other items on interest

Great Riots of New York 1712-1873 1/4/06

Clotelle or The Colored Heroine 1/2/06
A novel, I leave it to the reader to determine if fact or fiction

A Century of Negro Migration 1/1/2006

Anti-Slavery Tracts No. 18, The Fugitive Slave Law, and its Victims 1/1/2006
Listings of many slaves, their capture and return to slavery

Talladega County Alabama
          Part of the USGenWeb and ALGenWeb

Talladega County



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