This resource, taken from "Guide to African American Resources at the Pennsylvania State Archives" by Ruth E. Hodge, is a reference guide to resources available at the Pennsylvania State Archives relating to African Americans.
North American Slave Narratives" collects books and articles that document the individual and collective story of African Americans struggling for freedom and human rights in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries.
Transcripts of manifests prepared by the captains of domestic slave ships providing the gender, age, height, class or race, and place of residence of the slaves transported as well as the name of the shipper or owner.
Many of the writs provide the slave's name, place of residency and name of master. In some instances familial relationships are depicted and particulars are entered about where the slave worked and when he or she was purchased.
only Northern Ireland historic registration records are available to search online. The records available are:
birth records over 100 years old
marriage records over 75 years old
death records (including World War II death records) over 50 years old