Success Stories

The Slave Name Roll Project celebrated its first success. 

31 Aug 2016--Read about it on Opening Doors in Brick WallsReleasing Jinney, Aaron, Hannah, James, Peggy, and Abby


  1. I have been looking for my parents of my grandparents Thomas Johnson, Sr and Sarah Johnson that lived in the pulaski county, VA area. Thomas was born 1939.

    1. The objective of the Slave Name Roll Project is to develop a repository of source documents and references about named slaves so that descendants may break through the brick wall that is often the 1870 census. We are volunteers and do not have the bandwidth to assist people who are looking for ancestors who were enslaved.

  2. If anyone need an Obit lookup for Shelby County,Tennessee...Please email me at I will be glad to help. .