Before the war, after the war: preserving history in Sierra Leone (EAP284)

Documents which can barely be equalled in importance for telling the Atlantic slavery story. Foremost are the Liberated African Letter Books, which record the slave ships captured by the navy patrol, list all Africans disembarked at Freetown and indicate what became of them. There are also treaties between local chiefs and the new settlement from [...]

Nineteenth century documents of the Sierra Leone Public Archives (EAP443)

Valuable documents of immense importance for research on the transatlantic slave trade and its repercussions. The original Registers of Liberated Africans who were taken off slave ships by the Royal Navy from 1808 to the 1840s document more than 85,000 individuals. In addition, there are Letterbooks which provide information on the treatment and ‘disposal’ of [...]

Sierra Leone, Civil Births and Deaths, 1802-2016

Index of civil birth and death registration in Sierra Leone from 1802 to 2016. Records are organized chronologically by place. PUBLISHER: Family Search REQUIRES MEMBERSHIP: No CLICK ICON TO EXPLORE IN SPATIAL.IO  No LINK TO SOURCE:

Liberia, Vital Records, 1912-2017

1912-2017 Collection of applications for marriage licenses, marriage licenses, marriage returns, documents certifying marriages from Liberia, and death records. Original records in the National Archives in Monrovia, Liberia and Ministry of health and social welfare, Liberia. PUBLISHER: Family Search REQUIRES MEMBERSHIP: No CLICK ICON TO EXPLORE IN SPATIAL.IO  No LINK TO SOURCE:

Liberia, Monrovia, Census, 1843

Index to the 1843 census for the town of Monrovia in the colony of Liberia. This census was included in a report of the 28th U.S. Congress entitled, "Information relative to the operations of the United States squadron on the west coast of Africa, the condition of the American colonies there, and the commerce of [...]

1860 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules

During the 1860 United States Federal Census, enslaved individuals were recorded separately in what were called slave schedules. This database provides details about those persons, including age, sex, and color, but unfortunately, most schedules omit personal names. Some enumerators did, however, list the given names of enslaved people—particularly those over one hundred years of age—which [...]

1850 U.S. Federal Census – Slave Schedules

This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of [...]