Searching For African-Americans
At the suggestion of Sam, I created a separate page that shows only persons listed as 'black' or 'mulatto' on the 1850 Louisa Census. Click Here To View
I have created this page in an attempt to help researchers who may be looking for
ancestors that were African-American, Native-American, or any other minority that may not
have left much of a paper trail. What you will find here is based on the suggestions
of other researchers, and I encourage you to to contribute your experiences and your
information to share with other researchers. Thank You!
Click here to contact me: Wayne Dunn
- For those who may not be familiar, Cyndi's Genealogy List probably has more links than most of us could follow in a year. She even has a whole section related to African-American and Native American research. Although those lists are not specific to Louisa County, you may gain some insight into what type of records exist, and tips on conducting research.
- "Pat" posted the following information on VA-ROOTS:
"According to the article in the April 19, 1999 issue of Time, there are two websites valued and respected as resources for up-to-date information and discussion for the African ancetored. One is the website founded by Mississippi State University, Afrigeneas
and the other is Christine's genealogy website (www.ccharity.com). The article also references another site (http://www.nypl.org/locations/schomburg).
- Several people have recommended we all browse through documents we have collected, and pull out any names we find. When people wrote their Will they frequently referred to their slaves by name, or when their estate was appraised they also listed the names. If people would submit their names, I can start a "Louisa-speciific" list. Also, I know there is a website somewhere that collects those names, and I will find it and list it here.
Other sites that may be of value: