The Africana Heritage Project, sponsored by the Africana Studies
department at the University of South Florida, is dedicated to
rediscovering records of African American history, genealogy and
culture, and offers free access to a searchable archive of slave,
plantation and Freedmen's Bureau records, as well as articles on
black history and culture. Review their
Online Archives They Love, And Why
A website focused on African American genealogy and researching
African ancestry in the Americas in particular and genealogical
research and resources in general. Site includes a extensive
list of genealogy links.
The records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands; the Freedman's Savings and Trust Company; and the Commissioners of Claims, often provide considerable personal data about the African American family and community.
A searchable database of detailed personal information about slaves,
slaveholders, and free people of color.
The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, often referred to as the Freedmen's Bureau, was established in the War Department by an act of March 3, 1865. The Bureau supervised all relief and educational activities relating to refugees and freedmen.
Dedicated to stimulating greater interest in African-American culture, history, art, archaelogy, anthropology, and genealogy, and to encouraging people of all ethnic backgrounds to search for their own "roots."
The plantation was built in 1848 by Levi Jordan, his family, and the people who worked for them as slaves and, later, as tenant farmers and sharecroppers. This web site attempts to discuss the lives of ALL of these people, and covers a period from 1848 until about 1888-1890.
The Root is a daily online magazine that provides thought-provoking
commentary on today's news from a variety of black perspectives.
The site also hosts an interactive genealogical section to trace