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Items Related to African American Genealogy & Black History in D.C.



Here are a few links for data related specifically to African American & Black History
items for genealogical research in D.C.
We hope you find some of our data here we have collected useful in your family search
.
African American Schools and Colleges Here you will find transcriptions of
student lists, commencement programs, yearbooks, and etc.

1926 Dunbar High School Yearbook Index of names
1878 Howard University Graduates

1879 African-American School Graduates

1888 African-American Normal and High School Grads

1889 Howard Law School Grads

1889 Howard Univ. Normal and Preparatory School Grads

1889 Howard University Male Grads

1892 Howard University Grads

1897 Woman’s Kindergarten Training School Grads


Apprentice and Indentured Servants  Here you will find documents related to this and a great introduction about these types of documents, including transcribed apprentice contracts. (Note : these types of servants were from many different ethnic backgrounds )
Early African American Police Officers Here you find mini bios on early African American police officers of D.C.
Slavery Documents Here you will find documents related to slavery and great introduction to document types. Some types of data you will find here are: Manumissions, Slave Certificates, Runaway Slave notices/ Reward Notices , Certificates of Freedom, Wills, Bills of Sale, Sale Notices , and use of Slaves at the White House.
Washington Navy Yard Here you find an intro about the WNY and many muster lists and employee lists indicating "Blacks- Slaves & Free"
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