Does anyone have good research sites for Native Americans and or Slaves/African Americans in the Colonial Era?

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I am looking to add research/resource sites for these two group on resource pages for the US Southern Colonies project and in searching online, I haven't been able to find many resources, that are good, and quite a few that are just false fronts for paid sites.  These of course work, but I prefer to use sites that are free if possible (don't we all?)

 

When we say southern colonies, we are also including those of Spain and France, in other words, areas that later became part of the USA.
asked in Genealogy Help by Nae X G2G6 Mach 5 (53.9k points)
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Nae, I bet familysearch.org has good research/resource pages for these. I'll go look.
answered by Jillaine Smith G2G6 Pilot (662k points)
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Thank you evah so much Jilliane!
oops -actually I have seen this thread.
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Heres a book I just came across not sure if will be of use

Free Negro Owners of Slaves in the United States in 1830, Together With Absentee Ownership of Slaves in the United States in 1830 (1924)

answered by Arora Anonymous G2G6 Mach 4 (40.9k points)
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Try freefricanamericans.com, based on Paul Heinegg's amazing work.  Lots of information there.
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It depends on the type of researching you're doing. That's a pretty broad topic. I prefer to do my one primary researching rather than depend on someone else's, but I do use other work and check their bibliography. The best free sites are the state's archives and university holdings.

Southern colonies include the whole Gulf state region and it gets really murky!

This is a painstaking task and you have to be really dedicated to do it right. I've seen some pretty sloppy work. My goal is connecting slaves to the highest degree of certainty to post Emancipation freedmen and women and/or manumission.
answered by Victoria English G2G6 Mach 2 (23.3k points)

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