Alabama African American Genealogy Research

African American Genealogy records are much more difficult to find due to the scant nature of record keeping for blacks prior to the Civil War. We have modeled this center much like we have for Native Americans, whose research can also be hampered by the available records. The links below provide an accurate reflection of what African American genealogy is available online.

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Alabama African American Genealogy

Slave Narratives
Perhaps no other resource approaches the range of human experience found in’s Slave Narratives. This collection of interviews stands in contrast to other slave narratives that appear in most literature anthologies which were written by the rare few who, against staggering odds, had become literate. This database provides a more poignant picture of what it was to live as a slave in the American South. Taken from The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography, this collection is the most complete available picture of the African-American slavery experience. There is simply no other historical document quite like it. The collection contains over 20,000 pages of type-scripted interviews with more than 3,500 former slaves collected over a ten year period.

Articles to Assist Your research:

African American Research, Part 1
Genealogical techniques used to track slave families before the Civil War are necessarily quite different than those used for white or free African Americans.

Alabama Slave Project – ALGenWeb

Appraisement and Inventory of Slaves in Wills, Macon County AL

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society
P. O. 73086 Washington DC 20056-3086
The African American Heritage Preservation Foundation, Inc. (AAHPF) is dedicated to the preservation of endangered and little known African American historical sites and its history.

American Cross Race Genealogy Research
Devoted to finding and developing more resources for those of us researching American cross-racial family history and/or ancestors who were or may have been of mixed-race ancestry.

  • Black Cherokees
  • Black Chickasaws
  • Black Choctaws
  • Black Creeks
  • Black Seminoles

African-American Surnames Database

African-American Civil War Soldiers & Sailors

1850 Lawrence County, Alabama Slave Census

1850 Federal Census, Slave Schedule

1860 Federal Census, Slave Schedule

1870 Federal Census, Black Households, Perry County

Register of Slaves Brought into Perry County, 1832

Marriage Records Index Colored Wilcox County 1873-1877

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Ocmulgee Church (Baptist) Black and Slave Members

1850 Federal Census, Mortality Schedule, Lowndes County

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