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Guide to African-American Resource Guides at the OGS Library

GENERATIONAL ACCOUNTS

Ball, Edward. Slaves in the Family. New York: Farrar, Straus and Girioux, 1998.  USA 973 AA21s
Ball, Edward. The Sweet Hell Inside: a Family History. New York, NY: William Morrow, 2001. FAMILY HISTORY 929.2 HARLESTON B21s
Fears, Mary L. Jackson. Slave Ancestral Research, It’s Something Else: Supplement to the Jackson-Moore Family History and Genealogy. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1995. FAMILY HISTORY 929.2 McCRARY F312s
Justus, Judith P. (Judith Price). Down From the Mountain: the Oral History of the Hemings Family – Are They the Black Descendants of Thomas Jefferson? Perrysburg, OH: Jeskurtara, Inc., 1990. FAMILY HISTORY 929.2 HEMINGS J986d
Haley, Alex. Roots: The Saga of an American Family. New York, NY: Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1976. USA 973 AA137r
Lucas, Ernestine Garrett. Wider Windows to the Past: African-American History from a Family Perspective. Decorah, IA: Anundsen Publishing Co., 1995. USA 973 AA962w
Reed, B. Bernetiae. The Slave Families of Thomas Jefferson: a Pictorial Study Book with an Interpretation of his Farm Book in Genealogy Charts. Greensboro, NC: Sylvest-Sarah, Inc., 2007. 2 vol. USA 973 AA251s
Walsh, Lorena S. From Calabar to Carter’s Grove: The History of a Virginia Slave Community. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 1997. VIRGINIA 975.5 AA168f

MANUALS

Afro-American Genealogical & Historical Society of Chicago, Inc. Family History, My Roots and Yours: 19th Annual Family History Conference. Chicago, IL: Afro-American Genealogical & Historical Society, Inc., 2001. USA 973 AA85a
Blockson, Charles L., with Ron Fry. Black Genealogy. Baltimore: Black Classic Press, 1991. USA 973 AA62b
Burroughs, Tony. Black Roots: A Beginner’s Guide to Tracing the African American Family Tree. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2001. USA 973 AA945b
Byers, Paula K. African American Genealogical Sourcebook. New York: Gale Research Inc., 1995. USA 973 AA83a
Chadwick, Bruce. Traveling the Underground Railroad: A Visitor’s Guide to More than 300 Sites. Secaucus, NJ: Carol Publishing Group, 1999. USA 973 AA345t
Cleaver, Eldridge. Soul on Ice. New York, NY: Dell Publishing Co., Inc., 1971. USA 973 BG582s
Clem, Dee. Tracing African-American Roots. Las Vegas, NV: Gator Publishing, Inc., 1999. USA 973 AA59t
Eakle, Arlene, and Johni Cerny. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy: Revised Edition, Chapter 15, Tracking African American Family History, pp. 575-588. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing Co., 1997. USA 973 GN84s [Reference Shelf]
Guide to Genealogical Research in the National Archives: Chapter 12 – Records of Black Americans, pp. 171-186. Washington DC: National Archives and Records Service, 1982. USA 973 GN286g
Henritze, Barbara K. Bibliographic Checklist of African American Newspapers. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1995. USA 973 AA395b
Higginbotham, A. Leon. In the Matter of Color, Race and the American Legal Process: the Colonial Period. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 1978. USA 973 AA535i
Howell, Barbara Thompson. How to Trace Your African-American Roots: Discovering Your Unique History. New York, NY: Kensington Publishing Corp., 1998. USA 973 AA839h
Hughes Wright, Roberta, and Wilbur B. Hughes III. Lay Down Body: Living History in African American Cemeteries. Detroit, MI: Visible Ink Press, 1996. USA 973 AA935l
Hurt, R. Douglas. African American Life in the Rural South 1900-1950. Columbia, MO: University of Missouri Press, 2003. USA 973 AA946a
Jackson, Florence. The Black Man in America 1791-1861: Illustrated with Photographs and Contemporary Drawings. New York, NY: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1971. USA 973 AA133b
Jackson, Florence. The Black Man in America 1877-1905: Illustrated with Photographs and Contemporary Drawings. New York, NY: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1973. USA 973 AA133b
Jackson, Florence. The Black Man in America 1905-1932: Illustrated with Photographs and Contemporary Drawings. New York, NY: Franklin Watts, Inc., 1974. USA 973 AA133b
Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Washington DC. Current subscription. USA PERIODICAL under “J”
Kelbaugh, Ross J. Introduction to African American Photographs 1840-1950: Identification, Research, Care & Collecting. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 2005.
Lakey, Othal Hawthorne. The History of the CME Church (Revised). Memphis, TN: The CME Publishing House, 1996. USA 973 CH149h
Meltzer, Milton. In Their Own Words, a History of the American Negro 1619-1865. New York, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1964. USA 973 AA 496i
Meltzer, Milton. In Their Own Words, a History of the American Negro 1865-1916. New York, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell Co., 1965. USA 973 AA496i
Meltzer, Milton. In Their Own Words, a History of the American Negro 1916-1966. New York, NY: Thomas Y. Crowell, Co., 1967. USA 973 AA496i
Miers, Earl Schenck. Story of the American Negro. New York, NY: Wonder Books, 1965. USA 973 AA586a
Newman, Debra L. Black History: A Guide to Civilian Records in the National Archives. Washington, DC: National Archives Trust Fund Board, 1984. USA 973 AA463b
Pinnick, Timothy N. Finding and Using African American Newspapers. Wyandotte, OK: Gregath Publishing Co., 2008. REFERENCE 929.1 AA656f
Regosin, Elizabeth Ann. Freedom’s Promise: Ex-Slave Families and Citizenship in the Age of Emancipation. Charlottesville, VA: University Press of Virginia, 2002. USA 973 AA265f
Room, Adrian. African Placenames: Origins and Meanings of the Names for Natural Features, Towns, Cities, Provinces and Counties. 2nd ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2008. AFRICA 960 AT674a
Rose, James M., and Alice Eichholz. Black Genesis, a Resource Book for African-American Genealogy, 2nd ed. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003. USA 973 AA72b
Secret, Jeanette Braxton. Guide to Tracing your African Ameripean Civil War Ancestor.  Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 3rd ed., 1997. USA 973 AA25g
Simpson, Jack, and Matt Rutherford. A Bibliography of African American Family History at the Newberry Library. Chicago, IL: The Newberry Library, 2005. USA 973 AA58b
Smead, Howard. The Afro-Americans. New York, NY: Chelsea House Publishers, 1989. USA 973 EM39
Smith, Franklin Carter, and Emily Anne Croom. A Genealogist’s Guide to Discovering Your African-American Ancestors: How to Find and Record Your Unique Heritage. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2008. REFERENCE 929.1 AA56g
Streets, David H. Slave Genealogy: A Research Guide with Case Studies. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1986. USA 973 AA83s
Thackery, David T. Finding Your African American Ancestors: A Beginner’s Guide. Orem, UT: Ancestry Publishing, 2000. USA 973 AA325f
United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Black Studies: a Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Washington, DC: US General Services Administration, 1984. USA 973 AA213b
Witcher, Curt Bryan. African American Genealogy: A Bibliography and Guide to Sources. Fort Wayne, IN: Round Tower Books, 2000. USA 973 AA771a
Witcher, Curt Bryan. Bibliography of Sources for Black Family History in the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Department. Fort Wayne, IN: Allen County Public Library, 1986. USA 973 AA771b
Wright, Roberta Hughes, and Wilbur B. Hughes III. Lay Down Body: Living History in African American Cemeteries. Detroit: Visible Ink Press, 1996. USA 973 AA935l

MANUSCRIPTS

Fleischner, Jennifer. Mastering Slavery: Memory, Family, and Identity in Women’s Slave Narratives. New York: New York University Press, 1996. USA 973 AA628m
Starobin, Robert S., ed. Blacks in Bondage: Letters of American Slaves. New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1998. USA 973 AA28b

BIOGRAPHY

Black Americans in Congress, 1870-2007, prepared under the direction of the Committee on House Administration of the U.S. House of Representatives, by the Office of History and Preservation, Office of the Clerk, U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, DC: U.S.G.P.O., 2008. USA 973 AA737b
Phelps, Shirelle. Who’s Who Among African Americans 1998-99. Detroit: Gale Research, 10th ed., 1997. USA 973 AA62w
Salley, Columbus. The Black 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential African-Americans, Past and Present. New York: Citadel Press, 1993. USA 973 AA34b
Who’s Who Among African-Americans. New York, NY: Gale Research, Inc. 1999. USA 973 AA62w
Who’s Who Among Black Americans. Lake Forest, IL: Educational Communications, Inc. 1985, 1994, 1998. USA 973 AA62w

CENSUS

Abrams, Alan. Black and Free, the Free Negro in America, 1830: A Commentary on Carter Woodson’s Free Negro Heads of Families in the United States in 1830. Sylvania, OH: Doubting Thomas Publishing, LLC, 2001. USA 973 AA83b
Heritage Quest. African-Americans in the 1870 U.S. Federal Census. Sierra On-Line, Inc., 2001. CD. USA 973 AA425a.

MILITARY

Altoff, Gerard T. Amongst My Best Men: African-Americans and the War of 1812. Put-in-Bay, OH: The Perry Group, 1996. USA 973 AA79a
Belknap, Wm. W. Bounties to Black Soldiers. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, Inc. 2009. USA 973 AA412b
Eggerton, Douglas R. Gabriel’s Rebellion: The Virginia Slave Conspiracies of 1800 and 1802. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1993. VIRGINIA 975.5 AA26g
Gladstone, William A. United States Colored Troops 1863-1867. Gettysburg, PA: Thomas Publications, 1990. USA 973 ML455u
Gourdin, J. Raymond. 104th Infantry Regiment, USCT: Colored Civil War Soldier from South Carolina. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997. SOUTH CAROLINA 975.7 AA742v
Grundset, Eric G. Forgotten Patriots, African American and American Indian Patriots in the Revolutionary War: a Guide to Service, Source and Studies. Washington, DC: National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, 2008. USA 973 ML925f
Hodges, Graham Russell. The Black Loyalist Directory: African Americans in Exile After the American Revolution. New York, NY: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1996. USA 973 AA665b
Longacre, Edward G. A Regiment of Slaves: the 4th United States Colored Infantry 1863-1866. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2003. USA 973 AA855r
McLellon, Waldron Murrill. Leather and Soul: A Civil War Odyssey. Fern Park, FL: Butternut Press, 1994. USA 973 ML224l
Moss, Juanita Patience. Forgotten Black Soldiers who Served in White Regiments During the Civil War. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 2008. USA 973 AA855f
Penn, Lisha B. Records of Military Agencies Relating to African Americans from the Post-World War I Period to the Korean War. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 2006. USA 973 ML38r
Phillips, V. N. Between the States: Bristol, Tennessee/Virginia During the Civil War. Johnson City, TN: The Overmountain Press, 1997. TENNESSEE 976.8 SULLIVAN ML547b
Pybus, Cassandra. Epic Journeys of Freedom: Runaway Slaves of the American Revolution and Their Global Quest for Liberty. Boston, MA: Beacon Press, 2006. USA 973 AA989e
Research History Class, Washington High School. Ohio’s African American Civil War Heritage: a Collection of Essays by the Research History Classes 2000-2003, Washington High School, Washington Courthouse, Ohio. Washington Courthouse, OH: Washington High School, 2003. OHIO 977.1 AA311o
Research History Class, Washington High School. William Anderson Post 244, Grand Army of the Republic. United States Colored Troops, Washington Court House, Ohio 1882-1919. Washington Court House, OH: Washington High School, 2000, revised 2005. OHIO 977.1 FAYETTE AA276w
Schubert, Frank N., ed. On the Trail of the Buffalo Soldier: Biographies of African Americans in the U.S. Army, 1866-1917. Wilmington, DE: Scholarly Resources, Inc., 1995. USA 973 ML3o
Secret, Jeanette Braxton. Guide to Tracing Your African Ameripean Civil War Ancestor. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997. USA 973 AA25g
White, David O. Connecticut’s Black Soldiers 1775-1783. Chester, CT: Pequot Press, 1973. CONNECTICUT 974.6 ML582c

LOCAL RESOURCES - OHIO

Adams, Ada Woodson. A Significant Presence: A Pictorial Glimpse of the Black Experience in Athens County, Ohio. Chesterhill, OH: Multicultural Genealogical Center, 2004. OHIO 977.1 ATHENS AA17s
African American Genealogy Group of the Miami Valley. AAGGMV Newsletters [computer file]: Vol. 1, No. 4, Oct. 2002 – Vol. 8, No. 3, Jul 2009. Yellow Springs, OH: African American Genealogy Group of the Miami Valley, 2009. OHIO 977.1 AA83a [Hard copy, 2010, on shelf]
Auditor of State. Blacks Immigrating to Ohio 1861-1863, Special Enumeration. Columbus, OH: Ohio Historical Society. MICROFILM
Austin, Charles Mosley. History of Black People in Dayton and Montgomery County 1802 November – 1887 July: Beginning the Legacy. 1986. OHIO 977.1 MONTGOMERY AA76h
Bardes, Eleanor Dooks, and Mary H. Remler. Hamilton County, Ohio Burial Records: Volume 9, Union Baptist African American Cemetery. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997. OHIO 977.1 HAMILTON CM18h
Bartley, Abel A. Akron. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2004. OHIO 977.1 SUMMIT AA284a
Bigglestone, William E. They Stopped in Oberlin: Black Residents and Visitors in the Nineteenth Century. Oberlin, OH: Oberlin College, 2002. OHIO 977.1 LORAIN AA484t
Buchanan, James. The Blacks of Pickaway County, Ohio in the Nineteenth Century. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1988. OHIO 977.1 PICKAWAY AA567b
Burke, Henry Robert, and Charles Hart Fogle. Washington County Underground Railroad. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2004. OHIO 977.1 WASHINGTON AA917w
Clay, Sheila J. Farmer. Black Legacy: African-Americans of Champaign County, Ohio, Vol. 1. Trotwood, OH: The Author, 1996. OHIO 977.1 CHAMPAIGN AA561b
Clay, Sheila J. Farmer. Burial Records, G.F. Allen & Company, 15 Jan 1933 – 30 Oct 1967, Urbana, OH. Trotwood, OH: The Author, 1983. OHIO 977.1 CHAMPAIGN AA916b
Clay, Sheila J. Farmer. Death Records (Blacks Only), Volume 1 & 2, Champaign Co., Ohio 1867-1909. Trotwood, OH: The Author, no date. OHIO 977.1 CHAMPAIGN AA579d
Dabney, Wendell P. Cincinnati’s Colored Citizens, Historical, Sociological and Biographical. Cincinnati: Dabney Publishing Company, 1926. OHIO 977.1 HAMILTON AA112c
Davis, Russell H. Memorable Negroes in Cleveland’s Past. Cleveland, OH: Western Reserve Historical Society, 1969. OHIO 977.1 CUYAHOGA AA297m
Enders, Wayne R. Turning the Pages of History, Deseree Liddell’s Newspaper Clippings of the African-American Community, vols. I-II-III. Ravenna, OH: Portage County Historical Society, 2010. OHIO 977.1 PORTAGE AA21d
Enders, Wayne R. Turning the Pages of History, Newspaper Clippings, Prejudice, -isms, Schisms & Questionable Acts. Ravenna, OH: Portage County Historical Society, 2010. OHIO 977.1 PORTAGE AA21t
Friends of Freedom Society, Inc. Freedom Seekers: Ohio and the Underground Railroad. Columbus, OH: Friends of Freedom Press, 2004. OHIO 977.1 AA915f
Fuller, Sara. The Ohio Black History Guide. Columbus, OH: Ohio Historical Society, 1975. OHIO 977.1 AA958o
Giffin, William Wayne. African Americans and the Color Line in Ohio 1915-1930. Columbus, OH: Ohio State University Press, 2005. OHIO 977.1 AA366a
Haller, Stephen E. Registers of Blacks in the Miami Valley: A Name Abstract (1804-1857). Dayton, OH: Wright State University, 1977. OHIO 977.1 AA153r
Hidinger, Nancy Hill. William H. Jones Funeral Home Records, 1950-1975, Mansfield, Ohio. MANUSCRIPTS, MSS96, box and three ledgers
Hilliard, Loretta Robinson. A History of Notable African-Americans, Richland County, Ohio. Mansfield, OH: Loretta Hilliard, 2001. OHIO 977.1 RICHLAND AA558h
House-Soremekun, Bessie. Confronting the Odds: African American Entrepreneurship in Cleveland, Ohio. Kent, OH: The Kent State University Press, 2002. OHIO 977.1 CUYAHOGA AA816c
Knepp, Gary L. Freedom’s Struggle: A Response to Slavery from the Ohio Borderlands. Milford, OH: Little Miami Publishing Co., 2008. OHIO 977.1 AA738f
Kratzer, Dorothea Hibbs, Beverly Kratzer Maddox, and Ronald Maddox. 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 U.S. Census Records Clinton County, Ohio for Persons of African-American Ancestry. Wilmington, OH: The Clinton County Genealogical Society, 2003. OHIO 977.1 CLINTON AA867e
Michael, C. Richard. African-Americans in the 1900 Federal Census for Belmont & Harrison Counties in the State of Ohio. St. Clairsville, OH: Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society, 2008. OHIO 977.1 BELMONT AA582a
Middleton, Stephen. The Black Laws: Race and the Legal Process in Early Ohio. Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2005. OHIO 977.1 AA584b
Moore, Gina Ruffin. Cincinnati. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2007. OHIO 977.1 HAMILTON AA783c
Nitchman, Paul E. Blacks in Ohio, 1880. 10 vols. Decorah, IA: Anundsen Publishing Co., 1985- 1987. Mansfield, OH: Ohio Genealogical Society, 1996. OHIO 977.1 AA638b
Norwalk Negroes, Pioneer Days to 1967. Norwalk, OH: Norwalk Committee for Human Relations, 1967. OHIO 977.1 HURON AA83n
Palmer, Dana. Warren County, Ohio Black & Mulatto Persons Residing in Warren County, Ohio From the Common Pleas Court Records 1804-1851. Lebanon, OH: Warren County Genealogical Society, 2007. OHIO 977.1 WARREN AA182w
Rieder,  Thomas J. George A. Myers Papers 1890-1929, an Inventory to the Microfilm Edition. Columbus, OH: Ohio Historical Society, 1974. OHIO 977.1 BI3m
Rowser, Jacqueline F. People of Courage: African Americans in Salem, Ohio. Kent, OH: Institute of African American Affairs, 2001. OHIO 977.1 COLUMBIANA AA799p
Snider, Wayne L. Guernsey County’s Black Pioneers, Patriots, and Persons. Columbus, OH: Ohio Historical Society, 1979. OHIO 977.1 GUERNSEY AA32g
Thobaben, Janet Smith. A History of Blacks in Centerville & Washington Township. Centerville, OH: Centerville-Washington Township Historical Society, 2000. OHIO 977.1 MONTGOMERY AA351h
Turpin, Joan. Register of Black, Mulatto and Poor Persons in Four Counties 1791-1861 [Clinton, Highland, Logan & Ross Counties]. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1985. OHIO 977.1 AA863r [see MICROFILM also]
Wallen, Edward. The African-American Community and Emlen Institute of Mercer County, Ohio. Wapakoneta, OH: Wallen Genealogical Services, 2004. OHIO 977.1 MERCER AA156a
Watson, Wilbur H. The Village: An Oral Historical and Ethnographic Study of a Black Community. Atlanta, GA: Village Vanguard, Inc., 1989. OHIO 977.1 CUYAHOGA AA339v
Young, Paul. The Gist Settlement Book. Georgetown, OH: Brown County Genealogical Society, undated. OHIO 977.1 BROWN AA86g
Young, Paul. The Underground Railroad’s Busiest Escape Route. Amelia, OH: B. K. Braun, 2004. OHIO 977.1 BROWN AA86u

LOCAL SOURCES – ALABAMA

Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Huntsville, Alabama, Accounts 1-1698; Nov. 28, 1865-Aug. 21, 1874. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. ALABAMA 976.1 M816r
Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Mobile, Alabama, Accounts 777-1567, 1572-2326, 4287-9173. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. ALABAMA 976.1 M816r
Hester, Gwendolyn Lynette. Freedmen and Colored Marriage Records, 1865-1890: Sumter County, Alabama. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1996. ALABAMA 976.1 SUMTER MR469f
Lewis, W. A. Little Known Burial Sites and Cemeteries, Etoway County, Alabama: Whites, Blacks, and Indians; Includes a Few from Nearby Counties. Gadsden, AL: W. A. Lewis, not dated. ALABAMA 976.1 ETOWAH CM589l
Taylor, Frazine K. Researching African American Genealogy in Alabama: a Resource Guide. Montgomery, AL: NewSouth Books, 2008. ALABAMA 976.1 AA213r

LOCAL SOURCES – DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Washington, DC, Accounts 1-1553, 3500-7197, 7406-9315, 1B-456, 14631-16303, 20001-21401. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. 2 vols. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 975.3 M816r
Provine, Dorothy S. Index to District of Columbia Wills, 1801-1920. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1992. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 975.3 WL949i
Rogers, Helen Hoban. Freedom & Slavery Documents in the District of Columbia: Recorder of Deeds Office: Bills of Sale, Certificates of Freedom, Certificates of Slavery, Emancipations, Manumissions. Vol. 1, 1792-1806. Vol. 2, 1806-1816. Vol. 3, 1816-1822. Baltimore, MD: Gateway Press, Inc., 2007-2008-2009. DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA 975.3 AA632f

LOCAL SOURCES – FLORIDA

Landers, Jane. Black Society in Spanish Florida. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1999. FLORIDA 975.9 AA233b

LOCAL SOURCES – GEORGIA

Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Atlanta, Georgia, Accounts 1-4518, Jan. 15, 1870-July 2, 1874. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. GEORGIA 975.8 M816r
Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Augusta, Georgia, Accounts 2167-6701, Nov. 23, 1870-June 29, 1874. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. GEORGIA 975.8 M816r
Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Savannah, Georgia, Accounts 1-1137, 1298-4947, 4948-9868, 9869-14558. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. 3 vols. GEORGIA 975.8 M816r
Gaines, Sedalia Rose. Early African American Records of Elbert County, Georgia Free Negroes 1819-1858: an African American History. Hixson, TN: Sedalia Rose Gaines, undated. GEORGIA 975.8 ELBERT AA127e
Turner, Freda Reid. Henry County, Georgia 1821-1894, Marriage, Colored/Freeman Record of Sales, Inventory and Wills. Roswell, GA:  Wolfe Publishing, 1995. GEORGIA 975.8 HENRY CR853h

LOCAL SOURCES – KENTUCKY

Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Lexington, Kentucky, Accounts 217-1975; Louisville, Kentucky, Accounts 1-1928, 5122-7336. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. KENTUCKY 976.9 M816r
Klaiber, Teresa L. [Martin]. Boyd County, Kentucky Monographs. Rush, KY: Family Lineage Investigations, 2004. KENTUCKY 976.9 BOYD HS662b

LOCAL SOURCES – LOUISIANA

Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: New Orleans, Louisiana, Accounts 5-1017; Shreveport, Louisiana, Accounts 149-1320. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. LOUISIANA 976.3 M816r
Hall, Gwendolyn Midlo. Databases for the Study of Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy, 1699-1860 [computer file]: Computerized Information from Original Manuscript Sources. Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana State University Press, 2000. LOUISIANA 976.3 AA262

LOCAL SOURCES – MARYLAND

Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Baltimore, Maryland, Accounts 1-4, 220-6768. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. MARYLAND 975.2 M816r
Fuller, Marsha Lynne. African American Manumissions of Washington County, Maryland. Westminster, MD: Willow Bend Books, 2001. MARYLAND 975.2 WASHINGTON AA959a
Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of Maryland and Delaware: From the Colonial Period to 1810. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 2000. MARYLAND 975.2 AA364f
Hynson, Jerry M. The African American Collection, Kent County, Maryland. Westminster, MD: Family Line Publications, 1998. MARYLAND 975.2 KENT AA998a
Hynson, Jerry M. Anne Arundel County, Maryland Marriage Licenses, 1865-1888. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2007. MARYLAND 975.2 ANNE ARUNDEL AA998a
Hynson, Jerry M. Free African-Americans of Maryland 1832: including Allegany, Anne Arundel, Calvert, Caroline, Cecil, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Kent, Montgomery, Queen Anne’s, and St. Mary’s Counties. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2007. MARYLAND 975.2 AA998f
Meyer, Mary Keysor. Free Blacks in Harford, Somerset, and Talbot Counties, Maryland, 1832. Mt. Airy, MD: Pipe Creek Publications, 1991. MARYLAND 975.2 HARFORD AA575f
Phillips, Christopher. Freedom’s Port: the African American Community of Baltimore, 1790-1860. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997. MARYLAND 975.2 BALTIMORE AA541f

LOCAL SOURCES – MISSISSIPPI

Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Columbus, Mississippi, Accounts 9-927; Natchez, Mississippi, Accounts 1-707. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. MISSISSIPPI 976.2 M816r
Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Vicksburg, Mississippi, Accounts 1159-8662. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. MISSISSIPPI 976.2 M816r
Waters, Andrew, ed. Prayin’ to Be Set Free: Personal Accounts of Slavery in Mississippi. Winston-Salem, NC: John F. Blair, 2002. MISSISSIPPI 976.2 AA315p
Webster, Anne L. African Americans: A Mississippi Source Book. Carrollton, MS: Pioneer Publishing Co., 2001. MISSISSIPPI 976.2 AA391a
Wiltshire, Betty Couch. Carroll County, Mississippi Estate Records: 1840-1869 with Freedman Apprenticeships. Carrollton, MS: Pioneer Publishing Co., 1997. MISSISSIPPI 976.2 CARROLL WL713c

LOCAL SOURCES – NORTH CAROLINA

Byrd, William L. North Carolina General Assembly Sessions Records: Slaves and Free Persons of Color 1709-1789. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 2001. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 AA989n
Byrd, William L., and John H. Smith. North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Burke, Lincoln, and Rowan Counties. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2000. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 BURKE AA996n
Byrd, William L., and John H. Smith. North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Chowan County. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2003-2004. 2 vols. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 CHOWAN AA989n
Byrd, William L., and John H. Smith. North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Hyde and Beaufort Counties. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2002. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 HYDE AA989n
Byrd, William L., and John H. Smith. North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Iredell County. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2002. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 IREDELL AA989n
Byrd, William L., and John H. Smith. North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: McDowell County. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2003. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 McDOWELL AA989n
Byrd, William L., and John H. Smith. North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Mecklenburg, Gaston, and Union Counties. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2001. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 AA989n
Byrd, William L., and John H. Smith. North Carolina Slaves and Free Persons of Color: Stokes and Yadkin Counties. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2001. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 STOKES AA996n
Crow, Jeffrey J. The Black Experience in Revolutionary North Carolina. Raleigh, NC: Division of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 2001. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 AA885b
Crow, Jeffrey J., Paul D. Escott, and Flora J. Hatley. A History of African Americans in North Carolina. Raleigh, NC: Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources, 2002. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 AA885h
Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: New Bern, North Carolina, Accounts 1335-4157; Raleigh, North Carolina, Accounts 9-15. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 M816r
Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of North Carolina and Virginia, 3rd ed. Baltimore: Clearfield Company, Inc., 1997. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 AA364f
Heinegg, Paul. Free African Americans of North Carolina, Virginia, and South Carolina: From the Colonial Period to About 1820. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Company, Inc. 2005. 2 vol. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 AA364f
Lanier, Tonya A. African Americans of Davidson County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2010. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 DAVIDSON AA272a
Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society. 1850 Census of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina (Including the Mortality and Slave Schedules). Charlotte, NC: Olde Mecklenburg Genealogical Society, 1994. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 MECKLENBURG CN54e
Reaves, Bill. North Carolina Freedman’s Savings & Trust Company Records. Raleigh, NC: North Carolina Genealogical Society, 1992. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 AA238n
Redford, Dorothy Spruill. Somerset Homecoming: Recovering a Lost Heritage. New York, NY: Doubleday, 1988. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 AA247s
Watson, Alan D. African Americans in Early North Carolina: a Documentary History. Raleigh, NC: Office of Archives and History, North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. 2005. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 AA331a
White, Barnetta McGhee. Somebody Knows my Name, Marriages of Freed People in North Carolina County by County. Athens, GA: Iberian Publishing Company, 1995. NORTH CAROLINA 975.6 AA582s

LOCAL SOURCES – SOUTH CAROLINA

Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Beaufort, South Carolina, Accounts 2732-5989. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. SOUTH CAROLINA 975.7 M816r
Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Charleston, South Carolina, Accounts 1-319, 2151-3824, 3833-6626, 6627-11103. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. 3 vols. SOUTH CAROLINA 975.7 M816r
Helsey, Alexia Jones, and Patrick McCawley. The Many Face of Slavery. Charleston, SC: South Carolina Department of Archives and History, 1999. SOUTH CAROLINA 975.7 AA369m
Motes, Margaret Peckham. Free Blacks and Mulattos in South Carolina 1850 Census. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield, 2000. SOUTH CAROLINA 975.7 AA856f
Olwell, Robert. Masters, Slaves, and Subjects: The Culture of Power in the South Carolina Low Country 1740-1790. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1998. SOUTH CAROLINA 975.7 AA9m
Powers, Bernard E. Jr. Black Charlestonians: A Social History, 1822-1885. Fayetteville, AR: University of Arkansas Press, 1994. SOUTH CAROLINA 975.7 CHARLESTON AA872b
Williams, Bvenitta J. African-American Cemeteries, Anderson County, South Carolina. Mansfield, OH: Family History Services, Vol. 1, 1997; Vol. 2, 2007. SOUTH CAROLINA 975.7 ANDERSON AA83a

 

LOCAL SOURCES – TENNESSEE

Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Memphis, Tennessee, Accounts 1-1995, 2000-6298. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. TENNESSEE 976.8 M816r
Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Nashville, Tennessee, Accounts 4174-6189, Dec. 24, 1871-June 23, 1874. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. TENNESSEE 976.8 M816r

LOCAL SOURCES – VIRGINIA/WEST VIRGINIA

Alexandria Library. Virginia Slave Births Index 1853-1865. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2007. 5 vols. VIRGINIA 975.5 AA792v
Boyd-Bragg, Dorothy A. Register of Free Blacks, Rockingham County, Virginia, 1807-1859. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1992. VIRGINIA 975.5 ROCKINGHAM AA6892r
Eldrige, Carrie. Cabell County’s Empire for Freedom: the Manumission of Sampson Sanders’ Slaves. Huntington, WV: John Deaver Drinko Academy for American Political Institution and Civil Culture, Marshall University, 1999. WEST VIRGINIA 975.4 CABELL AA24c
Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Lynchburg, Virginia, Accounts 153-215; Norfolk, Virginia, Accounts 3950-5424. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. VIRGINIA 975.5 M816r
Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Richmond, Virginia, Accounts 1591-3948, 4005-7691. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. VIRGINIA 975.5 M816r
Griffith, Alva H. Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Register of Free Negroes and Related Documentation. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 2001. VIRGINIA 975.5 PITTSYLVANIA AA875p
Ibrahim, Karen King, et al. Fauquier County, Virginia Register of Free Negroes 1817-1865. Midland, VA: Afro-American History Association of Fauquier, 1993. VIRGINIA 975.5 FAUQUIER AA7f
Latimer, Frances Bibbins. Instruments of Freedom: Deeds and Wills of Emancipation, Northampton County, Virginia 1782 to 1864. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 1994. VIRGINIA 975.5 NORTHAMPTON GN349i
McLeRoy, Sherrie S., and William R. McLeRoy. Strangers in Their Midst: the Free Black Population of Amherst County, Virginia. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, 2007. VIRGINIA 975.5 AMHERST AA225s
Ruffin, C. Bernard. Norfolk, Virginia Registry of Free Negroes 1835-1861 Abstracts. Westminster, MD: Heritage Books, Inc., 2010. VIRGINIA 975.5 NORFOLK AA838n
Toothman, Rick. Pendleton County (West) Virginia, Probate Records: Wills, 1788-1866, Inventories, Sale Bills, Settlements, 1788-1846. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1999. WEST VIRGINIA 975.4 PENDLETON WL619p
Wynne, Frances Holloway. Register of Free Negroes and also of Dower Slaves, Brunswick County, Virginia 1803-1850. Fairfax, VA: The Author, 1983. VIRGINIA 975.5 BRUNSWICK GN989r

OTHER SOURCES

Barekman, June. Register of Negro Slaves and Masters for 1805-1807 Knox County, Indiana Territory, Court House at Vincennes, Ind. Chicago, IL: Barekman Family Association, 1970. INDIANA 977.2 KNOX AA237r
Carvalho, Joseph. Black Families in Hampden County, Massachusetts, 1650-1855. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984. MASSACHUSETTS 974.4 HAMPDEN AA253b
Crenshaw, Gwendolyn J. Bury Me in a Free Land: The Abolitionist Movement in Indiana, 1816-1865. Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Bureau, 1986. INDIANA 977.2 AA959b
Dorman, Franklin A. Twenty Families of Color in Massachusetts, 1742-1998. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1998. MASSACHUSETTS 974.4 AA735t
Eichholz, Alice, and James M. Rose. Free Black Heads of Households in the New York Federal Census, 1790-1830. Baltimore, MD: Clearfield Company, Inc., 2003. NEW YORK 974.7 AA24f
Frazier, Harriet C. Runaway and Freed Missouri Slaves and Those who Helped Them 1763-1865. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, Inc., 2004. MISSOURI 977.8 AA869r
Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: Little Rock, Arkansas, Accounts 153-1358. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. ARKANSAS 976.7 M816r
Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: St. Louis, Missouri, Accounts 223-366, Apr. 6, 1869-Oct. 8, 1869. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. MISSOURI 977.8 M816r
Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874: New York, NY, Accounts 1422-6943, Feb. 20, 1871-July 6, 1874. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. NEW YORK 974.7 M816r
Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company. Registers of Signatures of Depositors in Branches of the Freedman’s Saving and Trust Company, 1865-1874Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Accounts 1-3004. Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969. PENNSYLVANIA 974.8 M816r
Hamilton, Kenneth Marvin. Black Towns and Profit: Promotion and Development in the Trans-Appalachian West, 1877-1915. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1991. USA 973 AA18b
Hansen, Joyce. Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: the Story of New York’s African Burial Ground. New York, NY: Henry Holt and Company, 1998. NEW YORK 974.7 NEW YORK AA198b
Lakey, Othal Hawthorne. The History of the CME Church (Revised). Memphis, TN: CME Publishing House, 1996. USA 973 CH149h
Miller, Dodie Marie. African Americans in Fort Wayne, the First 200 Years. Chicago, IL: Arcadia Publishing, 2000. INDIANA 977.2 ALLEN AA613a
Pasay, Marcella Houle. Full Circle: Houle-Pasay Memorial Project: A Directory of Native and African Americans in Windham County, CT, and Vicinity 1650-1900. Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 2002. 2 vols. CONNECTICUT 974.6 WINDHAM AA26f
Peterson, Roger A. African Americans Found in Owen County, Indiana: Records, 1819-1880. Owen Co IN: Roger A. Peterson, 1996. INDIANA 977.2 OWEN AA442a
Porter, Kenneth W. The Black Seminoles: History of a Freedom-Seeking People. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press, 1996. USA 973 NA834b
Stevenson, Barbara J. An Oral History of African Americans in Grant County. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Publishing, 2000. INDIANA 977.2 GRANT AA48o
Switala, William J. Underground Railroad in New Jersey and New York. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2006. USA 973 AA67u.
Switala, William J. Underground Railroad in Pennsylvania. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2001. USA 973 AA67u.
Switala, William J. Underground Railroad in Delaware, Maryland and West Virginia. Mechanicsburg, PA: Stackpole Books, 2004. USA 973 AA67u.
Tatum, Charles Edward. Shelby County: In the East Texas Hills. Austin, TX: Eakin Publications, Inc., 1984. TEXAS 976.4 SHELBY HS189s
Thompson, Sarah S. Journey From Jerusalem: An Illustrated Introduction to Erie’s African American History, 1795-1995. Erie, PA: Erie County Historical Society, 1996. PENNSYLVANIA 974.8 ERIE AA377j
West, Goldie, and Lorraine Carlock-Adams, and Kathy Bloomer. The Dade County Black History: Volume 1 (including School Records and Surnames A-D). Greenfield, MO: Dade County Genealogical Society, not dated. MISSOURI 977.8 DADE AA52d

The above sources are all found at The Ohio Genealogical Society, 611 State Route 97 W, Bellville OH 44813, which is open Tuesday through Saturday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. [Updated Feb 2011  - Tom Neel, Librarian]