Useful links

I have collected some links that have been helpful to me over the years and hope that they may be useful to some of you. I have listed some general resources and then some resources that are specific to the areas that I am researching (MD and VA). I look forward to growing this section to be more inclusive in the future.

If there is a resource that you have found helpful, but you do not see it listed below, please send me an email and I will consider listing it.

African American Genealogical Resources (updated 8/1/2018)

African American Online Genealogy Records (Family Search): https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/African_American_Online_Genealogy_Records

AfriGeneas: http://www.afrigeneas.com/

Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society: https://www.aahgs.org/

Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware: http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/

Maryland and Deleware’s Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872: https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/1989156

Maryland State Archives Presents: Legacy of Slavery in Maryland: http://slavery.msa.maryland.gov/index.html

Searching for Ancestors Who Were Slaves: An Index to the Freedom Records of Prince George’s County, MD 1808-1869, by Louise J. Hienton: https://msa.maryland.gov/msa/stagser/s1400/s1411/html/index38.html

Slavery Commission: Archives of Maryland Online: http://aomol.msa.maryland.gov/html/commission.html

United States Freedman’s Bank Records, 1865-1874: https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1417695

Virginia Freedman’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872: https://www.familysearch.org/search/collection/1596147

General Genealogy Resources (updated 8/1/2018)

Family Search: https://www.familysearch.org/

Heritage Quest (log in through your local library): https://www.ancestryheritagequest.com/

National Archives: https://www.archives.gov/

Maryland Related (updated 8/21/2018)

Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society – Prince George’s County, MD Chapter : http://pgcm.aahgs.org/index.htm

Maryland Genealogical Society: https://mdgensoc.org/

Maryland Historical Society: http://www.mdhs.org/

Maryland State Archives: https://msa.maryland.gov/

Prince George’s County Genealogical Society: http://pgcgs.org/SPage.php?pid=1

Prince George’s County Freedom Records: https://msa.maryland.gov/megafile/msa/stagser/s1400/s1411/000001/html/index.html

Prince George’s Historical Society: http://pghistory.org/main/

Virginia Related (updated 8/1/2018)

Library of Virginia: http://www.lva.virginia.gov/

Virginia Historical Society: https://www.virginiahistory.org/