Black Ancestors Spreadsheet

In the Google Sheets spreadsheet below you will find records for tens of thousands of Black people who were living in  Kentucky during the period of slavery. Some were free people of color, but most were enslaved, at least for some of their lives. For each person you will find key pieces of information about them that were found in various archival records, such as names, their birth year and location, the names of their enslavers, and the name of their spouse if known.

You can find a helpful user guide here which explains the various terms and abbreviations that are used throughout this table, such as Family Code and Owner Code.