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.
- Civil War African-American Sailor Search
- Freedman’s Bank Records 1865-1874
- Virginia African-American Funeral Programs 1935-2009
- Freedman’s Hospital & Medical Records 1865-1872
- Freedman’s Marriages 1861-1872
- NARA African-American Research aides
- Civil War Union Colored Service Records 1863-1865
- Black Revolutionary War Service Records
- Fugitive Slave Petition Books
- North American Slave Narratives
Searching for all of these records is free.