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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

St. Landry Parish, Louisiana Fonteneu families, and Fordham Slave Burial Database

Blogs and websites I've read today:
A Louisiana genealogy group member shared a link today to the  announcement dated October 2012Fordham to Launch Burial Database Project of Enslaved African Americans.
"...the public will be invited to submit locations of slave burial grounds around the country."  

Participants of this project can possibly expect to submit the following criteria online soon, according to the Fordham announcement.

Sandra A. Arnold
Tel: (212) 568-1954
Cell: (646) 548-7037

American Slave Burial Database Project
(Entry Information)
Page 1

General Information

1)Name of Cemetery/Site:

2)Name/Contact info for this Cemetery/site:

(Example: Slave Cemetery, Plantation Cemetery, Freeman Cemetery)

4)Years of use:

(City, State, County)

6)Pertinent Landmark:
(Example: Next to a cotton field, under an oak tree, hilltop, etc.)

8)If needed in the future, can a map to this site be provided:

9)Current Association:
(Church, Family, Independent, Historical Organization, None, etc.)

(full description & background about this site)

(who provides upkeep for this site)

(individual/organization that can provides historical or genealogical information about this site)

American Slave Burial Database Project
(Entry Information)
Page 2

Slave Graves

13)What evidence leads you to conclude these are slave graves:
(Example: Oral Tradition, Historical Documentation, Objects/Info left at the site, etc.)

14)Estimated number of total graves at this site:

15)Number of enslaved persons buried at this site:

16)Estimated number of unmarked graves of enslaved persons at this site:

17)Estimated number of marked graves of enslaved persons at this site:

18)Marked graves – what type of markers:

19)Do markers have legible inscriptions? If so, please describe:

20)Marked graves – what is the earliest death (year) recorded:

21)Marked graves – what is the earliest birth (year) recorded:

American Slave Burial Database Project
(Entry Information)
Page 3

Other Information

22)Are there graves of individuals who were not slaves at this site:
(Example: Slaveholders, Blacks who were not slaves at the time of their deaths, etc.)

23)If so, please provide details:

24)If needed, can digital pictures of this site be provided:

25)Please detail any other significant information about this site and its history:

American Slave Burial Database Project
(Entry Information)
Page 4

Entrant Information

26)Name/contact info of individual providing this entry:

27)What is your relation to this site:


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