Friday, August 29, 2008

Monticello Plantation Database of the Thomas Jefferson Slaves

Monticello, plantation of President Thomas Jefferson, included over six hundred slaves between 1774 and 1826. The Thomas Jefferson Foundation has made a searchable database of those slaves and can be found at the following link: Monticello Plantation Database

I have not played with it much but the database appears to create family groupings of the slaves and tells as much about their lives as possible. If you are searching for African-American genealogy sources in Virginia, this appears to be one of the most thorough.

I looked up Sally Hemings and the father of most of her children were actually given as "almost certainly Thomas Jefferson."

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