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):


Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society:

Free African Americans of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware:

Maryland and Deleware’s Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872:

Maryland State Archives Presents: Legacy of Slavery in Maryland:

Searching for Ancestors Who Were Slaves: An Index to the Freedom Records of Prince George’s County, MD 1808-1869, by Louise J. Hienton:

Slavery Commission: Archives of Maryland Online:

United States Freedman’s Bank Records, 1865-1874:

Virginia Freedman’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872:

General Genealogy Resources (updated 8/1/2018)

Family Search:

Heritage Quest (log in through your local library):

National Archives:

Maryland Related (updated 8/21/2018)

Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society – Prince George’s County, MD Chapter :

Maryland Genealogical Society:

Maryland Historical Society:

Maryland State Archives:

Prince George’s County Genealogical Society:

Prince George’s County Freedom Records:

Prince George’s Historical Society:

Virginia Related (updated 8/1/2018)

Library of Virginia:

Virginia Historical Society: