Did your family own slaves?

February 3, 2016 10:41 pm Published by

For the first time in U.S. history, millions of wayward documents tracking the ancestry of freed enslaved African Americans and the families etnwvml0who owned them are easily searchable online.

Did your family own slaves? New searchable database goes live.


  • U.S. Census “Slave Schedules” database from 1850.
  • “Slave Schedules” from 1860.
  • Search the Freedmen’s Bureau Project for newly digitized records on freed slaves.
  • Search the complete archives (type in “Freedmen”)

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