Información de la fuente Manifiestos de esclavos, Nueva Orleans, Luisiana, Estados Unidos, 1807–1860 [base de datos en línea]. Lehi, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.
Datos originales:

Slave Manifests of Coastwise Vessels Filed at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1807–1860; NAID: 5573655; Microfilm Publication M1895, 30 rolls; Records of the U.S. Customs Service, 1745 - 1997, Record Group 36; The National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Acerca de Manifiestos de esclavos, Nueva Orleans, Luisiana, Estados Unidos, 1807–1860

Aunque una ley promulgada en 1807 prohibía el comercio transatlántico de esclavos hacia Estados Unidos, para el 1 de enero de 1808 todavía se podían llevar y vender (así como transportar) esclavos en el país. La misma ley que prohibía el comercio internacional de esclavos también regulaba el transporte interno de estos, de manera que se requería que los capitanes de las embarcaciones que acarreaban a los esclavos por las aguas costeras proporcionaran un manifiesto detallando la carga de esclavos, tanto al salir como al entrar al puerto. Los puertos de origen o de llegada prevista incluían desde Baltimore, Maryland, hasta Texas en el golfo de México. Esos manifiestos obligatorios de esclavos, proporcionados por los barcos que llegaban al punto de Nueva Orleans o salían de él, componen los registros de esta base de datos.

Historical Background:

Though an 1807 law banned the trans-Atlantic slave trade to the United States as of 1 January 1808, slaves could still be bought and sold—and transported—within the country. The same law that banned the foreign slave trade also regulated the internal transportation of slaves, requiring masters of vessels carrying slaves in coastal waters to provide a manifest detailing their slave cargo when leaving (“outward”) or entering (“inward”) a port. Ports of departure or intended arrival stretched from Baltimore, Maryland, to Texas on the Gulf of Mexico.

About this Database:

Those required slave manifests, provided by ships entering or leaving from the port at New Orleans, make up the records in this database. Not all manifests have survived: there are no inward manifests for 1808–1818 and 1858 and no outward manifests for 1813–1817, 1837, and 1859, for example. Others may have been lost as well.

Using the Records

This collection has recently been indexed by volunteers with the Ancestry World Archives Project and can now be searched by ship name, port and date of departure, date of arrival, name, estimated birth year, gender, and color. The records can also contain the following additional information:

  • Slave’s age and height
  • Date of manifest
  • Slave owners’/shippers’ name(s) and residence
  • Port of destination
  • Captain’s name
  • Dates of certification by the collector of customs

The manifests can also be browsed by date of departure or arrival and ship.

For additional information about this collection, please see the Publication Details, compiled by Clair Prechtel-Klusken, of NARA microfilm series M1895, Slave Manifests of Coastwise Vessels Filed at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1807-1860, Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2007, or visit

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23 Sep 2020: Changes were made to improve the performance of this collection. No new records were added.