African-American Research

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Links to African American related websites:


  • AfriGeneas - African Ancestored Genealogy - A must see for African American researchers containing many Forums

  • See this web page for a "Register of Slaves on Barnett Place, Account Book of Campbell BARNETT Person County, NC, 1857-1858," which records the births of a number of   slaves. Source:: The NC Genealogical Society Journal, Vol.V, No.4, Nov.1979, page 254

  • Free African Americans of North Carolina - Paul Heinegg's extensive research on the beginnings of free people of color

  • Barnetta McGhee White has written several books about the families she's researched as well as published many books of interest for North Carolina researchers which are highly regarded by the genealogy community.  She researches the surnames of McGHEE and FOUNTAIN, but her books also cover extensive Slavery Research for which she has transcribed Marriage and Deeds. Book titles included are:  A Quest for Enslaved Ancestors: The Extended family of  Griffin Fountain of Virginia and North Carolina; In Search of Kith and Kin: The History of a Southern Black Family; Somebody Knows My Name: Marriages of Freed People in North Carolina, County by County. See White's web page for additional information and availability for ordering copies. (Copies of these books may be available in the North Carolina Room of the Person County Library.)

  • Barnetta McGhee White has posted useful information from adjacent Granville County on both her own website and here: Enslaved Ancestors Abstracted From Granville County, North Carolina Deed Books  A-Z & 1-21, 1746-1864

  • Another valuable record is the 1860 Granville County Slave Schedule which is transcribed and contains analysis of the data; many Person Co. families had ties to Granville Co.



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