African-American Special Projects
The NCGenWeb is currently developing a plan for collecting resources on African-American genealogy sources. Please check back for additional resources.
County Specific Resources
- Beaufort County – Ethnic Genealogy
- Bertie County African-American Research
- Bladen County African-American Resources
- Caswell County – African American Members of Milton Presbyterian Church
- Catawba County Black Heritage
- Chatham County African-American Resources
- Chowan County Ethnic Research
- Dare County
- Edgecombe County African-American Research
- Franklin County African-American Genealogy
- Granville County African-American Records
- 1860 Slave Schedule – analysis of slaves owned in the county
- Guilford County African-American Ancestry
- Halifax County African-American Page
- Hyde County Ethnic Records
- Johnston County Slavery Resources
- Jones County African-American Resources
- Martin County African-American Articles
- Moore County
- Nash County African-American Page
- Northampton African-American Data
- Onslow County African-American Research
- Person County African-American Research
- Richmond County Slave Genealogies
- Warren County African-American Records
North Carolina African-American Resources
- US Colored Troops Formed in North Carolina
- NC Slave Narratives - from the Library of Congress Slave Narrative Project
- NC African American Griots Projects — part of the USGenWeb African-American Griots Project
- Documenting the American South: the North Carolina Experience - listing of online books about various black historical figures, including some of the Slave Narratives. The site offers a variety of experiences from the 1800s about African Americans, both Slave and Free.
- Free African-Americans of Virginia, North Carolina & South Carolina – extensive information on freed families gathered from a variety of original court records.
- Freedmans Bank Records, 1865-1874 – free records from FamilySearch; includes images
- Free African-Americans in Antebellun NC – database of Pettiford, Chavis & Carter families of NC
- NC Rosenwald Schools (listed by county) – schools specifically for African Americans. You can also find out more information by searching the Fisk University Rosenwald Database.
- African-American Newspapers of NC – listing maintained by the UNC North Carolina Collection
- Images: African-American History – from the Greenville Daily Reflector Newspaper
General resources for researching African-Americans
- African-American Gateway – from the Allen County Public Library
- Black Loyalists – This website is for researching African Americans who joined the British in the Revolutionary War. They were mostly slaves, some were free, but there were about 30,000 people who fought on the side of the British in that War with the promise of freedom.
- Digital Library of American Slavery – The Digital Library offers a searchable database of detailed personal information about slaves, slaveholders, and free people of color. The site provides access to information gathered and analyzed over an eighteen-year period from petitions to southern legislatures and country courts filed between 1775 and 1867 in the fifteen slaveholding states in the United States and the District of Columbia.
- Why Retracing our African Roots is so Difficult – article by noted genealogist Tony Burroughs
- African-American Family History Resources
- Cyndi’s List for African-American Resources
- Fugitive Slave Law of 1850
- Institute for African-American Research
- W.E.B. Dubois Institute for African-American Research