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:

Sierra Leone Blue Books

Sierra Leone Blue Books are annual reports compiled by the British colonial administration in Sierra Leone during the colonial period. These reports were typically published in blue covers, hence the name "Blue Books." They provided comprehensive information on various aspects of colonial governance, administration, and socio-economic conditions in Sierra Leone. The contents of Sierra Leone [...]

An account of the colony of Sierra Leone from its first establishment in 1793 : extract from Report of Directors of Sierra Leone Company, read in London on 17th March, 1794

A document that provides details about the founding and early development of the colony of Sierra Leone. It appears to be an extract from a report presented by the Directors of the Sierra Leone Company in London on March 17, 1794. The Sierra Leone Company was a British organization established to oversee the colonization of [...]

United States policy in Sierra Leone : hearing and public meeting before the Subcommittee on African Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations, United States Senate, One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, October 11, 2000.

The document you're referring to is a hearing and public meeting held by the Subcommittee on African Affairs of the Committee on Foreign Relations in the United States Senate. The hearing took place during the One Hundred Sixth Congress, second session, on October 11, 2000. The specific topic of discussion was "United States policy in [...]

Preserving nineteenth-century records in the Sierra Leone Public Archives (EAP782)

Census records, police records, court records, military records, school records and demographic records of births and deaths. The material is vital to an understanding of the social and cultural structure of the world’s first post-slavery society, and the experiences of men, women and children forcibly relocated from diverse areas across West Africa. Digital copies of [...]

Forebears offers a range of Sierra Leone genealogical records including birth, baptism, marriage, divorce, death, and burial records. It also provides access to newspapers covering Sierra Leone and directories & gazetteers that might be useful for tracing family history. An example of what's available includes indexes to births of British citizens born overseas that were [...]