SANKOFA is an Akan word meaning "go back and take." Good and useful things can be taken from the past to drive positive progress in the present through the benevolent use of knowledge.


Sankofa-gen Wiki is a growing collection of freely accessible genealogical and historical data pertaining to U.S.A. antebellum plantations, farms, factories, manors, etc. that used African slave labor. This site is a wiki which means that you, the slave genealogy researcher, can add and update information instantly. This website aims to summarize plantation-related data in a way that allows the genealogist to better visualize the lives of our enslaved ancestors within a historical context...


EDITING CONTENT: Editing content is as simple as posting on a message board. Start today by sending me an e-mail expressing your interest in contributing: kh(underscore)art (at yahoo dot com) with "Sankofagen Wiki Contributor" in the subject line.


BROWSING THE PAGES/ DATA: Sankofagen Wiki is organized by state. Use the "Navigate States" list in the Sidebar to start browsing.


HOW TO USE THE INFORMATION AT SANKOFAGEN WIKI: This website is a research aid, not a substitute for original sources. If you are writing a book or doing a school assignment, reference original documents (Wills, bills of sale, census records, deeds, etc.). Do not cite If you wish to give credit to the site, feel free to give thanks to the Sankofagen Wiki project in your "Acknowledgements" section.


This project is a labor of love. I wish to assist those who, like myself, face the "brick wall" of slavery as we try to trace our lineage. I hope you find this site helpful. Please contact me if you have any questions or concerns. Happy researching!


---Chief Editor, Karmella Haynes



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