Slave & Free People of Color Database from the Nashville Metro Archives

Will books often contain many details that can help break the “brick wall” often experienced when researching enslaved individuals prior to emancipation.  To aid Davidson County researchers, the Nashville Metro Archives now offers an online database of names of enslaved individuals found in Davidson County records.

The Slave and Free People of Color Database provides access to thousands of names of enslaved individuals found in Davidson County will books.  Additional data points may include:

      • the type of record (e.g., will, bill of sale, estate inventory, settlement)
      • the slaveholder’s name
      • the slaveholder’s residence
      • enslaved individual’s age and sex
      • family relationships
      • whom the enslaved individual was transferred to
      • details about the entry, such as date, will book, and page numbers.

The database includes more than 14,000 entries are between 1783 – 1865. Visit http://www.nashvilleslaverecords.com/slave-records-airtable/ to view & search the records!

Juneteenth Commemoration at The Hermitage: June 23

boab-tree-merlene-pozziAAHGS Nashville invites you to join us June 232018, from 1- 4 pm at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage to learn strategies and tips for researching your family history.  This session will be conducted in partnership with The Hermitage’s Juneteenth Commemoration.

New to family history research? Come out and learn how to get jump-started! Well-seasoned in genealogy? Come and bring friends along who may not know the ins-and-outs!

After a 1-hour presentation, we will have one-on-one consultation sessions to provide individualized advice.

The event is free and open to the public. We look forward to seeing you there!

Image: Boab Tree Art Print by Merlene Pozzi

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checklist-1643784_640AAHGS Nashville is conducting a survey and we would love to feedback from our members and friends! We are eager to hear from you and will use the information you share to shape our programs and services. The survey takes about 5 minutes.

As a thank you, we have a special incentive.  If you answer each question and submit your responses by March 31st, you will be entered into a special drawing for a $25 Amazon Gift Card! The winner will be announced at our April 4th Quarterly Meeting.

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