Virginia to Create Slave Name Database

The Virginia Historical Society’s website is: http://www.vahistorical.org.  The Society is located in Richmond, Virginia

The following story from wtop.com, March 4, 2011:

The Virginia Historical Society is creating an online database that will contain the names and personal information about formerly enslaved African-Americans.

The project is called “Unknown No Longer: A Database of Virginia Slave Names.” It is financed by a $100,000 grant from Dominion Resources and The Dominion Foundation.

The free database will glean its contents from some of the more than 8 million processed manuscripts in the Richmond society’s collections.

The society says the database will be a resource for academic researchers, family historians and genealogists.

 

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