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Unknown No Longer: A Database of Virginia Slave Names

Unknown No LongerProject Update: December 2018

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture launched Unknown No Longer  in 2011 to make accessible biographical details of enslaved Virginians from unpublished historical records in its collections. 

Beginning in 2019, the unique content of Unknown No Longer will be hosted on the Virginia Untold portal operated by the Library of Virginia, providing users with access to an expanded collection of resources for researching Africal American history in Virginia.

While the database will be moving to the Library of Virginia, researchers can still access the actual documents in the VMHC's library, and we will continue to update both the Unknown No Longer database and our Guide to African American Manuscripts as new sources enter our catalog. 

Explore Unknown No Longer:  A Database of Virginia Slave Names.

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