Edgefield, South Carolina, U.S., Slave Records, 1774-1866

Gloria Ramsey Lucas compiled this collection of more than 28,000 entries extracted from various records over a period of six years. The records referenced are primarily at the Edgefield County Archives in Edgefield, South Carolina. Other sources of information include the National Archives at Atlanta, the Augusta Genealogical Society, the Augusta Public Library, and the [...]

District of Columbia, U.S., Slave Owner Petitions, 1862-1863

In April of 1862 the U.S. government passed an act abolishing slavery in the District of Columbia. Petitions for compensation offered to slave owners whose slaves were emancipated by the act are contained in this database. These descriptions range from meeting minutes to petitions submitted and compensations awarded as well as additional administrative documents. The [...]