Monday, January 26, 2009

Slave Trade

Quoting from Diane Richard's article in 'Internet Genealogy', "the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database has information on almost 35,000 slaving voyages that forcibly embarked more than 10 million Africans for transport to the Americas between 1514 and 1866. . . . the African names database identifies over 67,000 Africans aboard slave ships, using name, age, gender, origin and place of embarkation. Additionally, the website has essays about the slave trade, maps illustrating the evolution of the slave trade, images of ship registers, period maps, people and vessels used in the slave trade." All in all, an excellent web site for individuals researching African ancestry.

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