Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

28/7/2007

Colonial Slave Registers to be searcheable online free from Ancestry

Ancestry UK is to make available a database containing the names of British colonial slaves to enable slave descendants to find out more about their elusive ancestors.

The fully searcheable collection of the names of 3 million slaves has been taken from the various territories the existed across the British Empire in the 1800s. In total, there are 700 existing registers in 23 of the British Territories and these will become available online within 12 months, and will be free to search. for more click here

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