Fold3 Makes Its Black History Collection Free in February

By Diane Haddad

To commemorate African-American History Month, genealogy website Fold3 is opening up its Black History Collection for free access during the month of February.

That includes collections from the slavery era, Civil War, Reconstruction, World Wars and Civil Rights Movement. Here’s just a small sampling of records you can search for free:

  • Danish West Indies Slave Records
  • South Carolina Estate Inventories and Bills of Sale, 1732–1872
  • Secretary of the Interior: Suppression of Slave Trade and Colonization records
  • Civil War Union and Confederate records
  • FBI Case Files
  • The Atlanta Constitution Newspaper

You’ll need to sign up for a free Fold3 account (or log in if you already have an account) to access the records for free. Start searching Fold3’s Black History Collection here.