Ancestry.com. New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, listor över slavar, 1807-1860 [webbaserad databas]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.

Slave Manifests of Coastwise Vessels Filed at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1807–1860; NAID: 5573655; Microfilm Publication M1895, 30 rolls; Records of the U.S. Customs Service, 1745 - 1997, Record Group 36; The National Archives in Washington, D.C.

 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, listor över slavar, 1807-1860

Trots att 1807 års lag förbjöd transatlantisk slavhandel till USA från och med 1 januari 1808, kunde slavar köpas och säljas (och transporteras) inom landet. Lagen som förbjöd slavhandel med utlandet reglerade även vad som gällde för transport av slavar inom landet, krav på att fartyg som förde med sig slavar längs kusterna även skulle kunna uppvisa detaljerade uppgifter om slavlasten när de lämnade eller anlände till en hamn. Hamnar där handeln kunde bedrivas sträckte sig från Baltimore, Maryland till Texas vid Mexikanska golfen. Den här databasen består av dessa obligatoriska förteckningar, som fartygen måste uppvisa när de anlände eller avreste från en hamn.

Historical Background:

Though an 1807 law banned the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the United States as of 1 January 1808, slaves could still be bought and sold—and transported—within the country. The same law that banned the foreign slave trade also regulated the internal transportation of slaves, requiring masters of vessels carrying slaves in coastal waters to provide a manifest detailing their slave cargo when leaving (“outward”) or entering (“inward”) a port. Ports of departure or intended arrival stretched from Baltimore, Maryland, to Texas on the Gulf of Mexico.

About this Database:

Those required slave manifests, provided by ships entering or leaving from the port at New Orleans, make up the records in this database. Not all manifests have survived: there are no inward manifests for 1808–1818 and 1858 and no outward manifests for 1813–1817, 1837, and 1859, for example. Others may have been lost as well.

Using the Records

This collection has recently been indexed by volunteers with the Ancestry World Archives Project and can now be searched by ship name, port and date of departure, date of arrival, name, estimated birth year, gender, and color. The records can also contain the following additional information:

  • Slave’s age and height
  • Date of manifest
  • Slave owners’/shippers’ name(s) and residence
  • Port of destination
  • Captain’s name
  • Dates of certification by the collector of customs

The manifests can also be browsed by date of departure or arrival and ship.

For additional information about this collection, please see the Publication Details, compiled by Clair Prechtel-Klusken, of NARA microfilm series M1895, Slave Manifests of Coastwise Vessels Filed at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1807-1860, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2007, or visit http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/heritage/african-american/slave-ship-manifests.html.

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23 Sep 2020: Changes were made to improve the performance of this collection. No new records were added.