If you are researching African-American roots, finding good resources can sometimes prove challenging. Listed below are ten resources that may help you find your ancestors.

  1. Civil War African-American Sailor Search
  2. Freedman’s Bank Records 1865-1874
  3. Virginia African-American Funeral Programs 1935-2009
  4. Freedman’s Hospital & Medical Records 1865-1872
  5. Freedman’s Marriages 1861-1872
  6. NARA African-American Research aides
  7. Civil War Union Colored Service Records 1863-1865
  8. Black Revolutionary War Service Records
  9. Fugitive Slave Petition Books
  10. North American Slave Narratives

Searching for all of these records is free.

Happy hunting!