This database is a compilation of information on over 100,000 slaves who came to Louisiana between 1719 and 1820. These descriptions of slaves were extracted from documents and records located in various places throughout Louisiana, as well as from some archives located in Texas, France, and Spain. Information in this database includes name of individual, name of master, gender, race, birthplace, age, family relationships including mate and children, selling information such as name of seller, name of buyer, selling currency, and selling value, as well as retrieval information for the original document in which this information was found. Other interesting information relating to the individual's skill or trade, personality, and involvement in running away or conspiracies against slavery, if owner from a free person of African descent, and interesting, uncoded comments may also be provided. Be aware that there are many duplicate entries of the same individuals in the database.
To learn more about this project or the compilers of this project, please visit the Afro-Louisiana History and Genealogy website.
Note: The age displayed in the results does not always reflect the exact age of the individual. Sometimes it indicates an age grouping the individual fell under. For example, if the age is listed as being 32.5, this does not mean that the individual was 32 1/2 years old. Rather, it indicates that the individual was somewhere between 30 and 35 years old. In this instance, 32.5 is the mean age of the 30-35-year-old range group. Also, the ages of infants are rounded off to the nearest tenth of a year.
24 Feb 2022: Changes were made to improve the performance of this collection. No new records were added.