The Black Heritage Trail of NH (BHTNH) promotes awareness and appreciation of African-American history and culture in New Hampshire (USA). We research, document, and educate the public about this history, from enslavement during Colonial times to the modern Civil Rights movement.

Information about history is found in a variety of sources and formats. This database is our directory to people named in these sources. Our ongoing research will update this directory from time-to-time. We welcome participation by our community of historians, genealogists, and volunteers.


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Essentially, this is a database of persons. It records the names and lives of African and Black American individuals and families. For some, our record is only a single name or an enslaver's name. About others, we may know many demographic details.

A number of "details" may be associated with each person. These can include: geographic locations, employment history, church and civic affiliations, and more. This database allows searching to find people by names, by life events, or by details.

To search this database — or to add/edit data as a research associate — please see the Help topics. There is also a brief tutorial and a news page.