Monday, November 7, 2016

New Slave Deeds Project Expands Digital Library on American Slavery

An expansion of the UNCG University Libraries' Digital Library on American Slavery will provide a unique, centralized database of bills of sales indexing the names of enslaved people from across North Carolina. People Not Property - Slave Deeds of North Carolina is a collaborative endeavor between the UNCG University Libraries, the North Carolina Division of Archives and Records and the North Carolina Registers of Deeds.  When complete the project will include high resolution images and full-text searchable transcripts.  It is led by Richard Cox, the Digital Technology Consultant in the University Libraries, who was recently featured in an article in the Asheville Citizens Times about the project and how it helped one family find information on its ancestors. Hopefully the project will eventually expand beyond North Carolina.

More information on the project.