Slave Ship Names and Records for Genealogy GenealogyBank

Throughout the process the Atlantic Slave Trade, an predicted 12 million Africans were captured in their homeland and forcibly shipped across the Atlantic, on more than 35,000 voyages, beginning in the 17th century The African Diaspora scattered Africans throughout the Caribbean and Americas. The first slave ship to land in Colonial America went to Jamestown, Virginia, in August 1619. The name of the first African slave ship out of the United States was Desire, which sailed out of Massachusetts eighteen years later. This forced migration caused the displacement, torture, enslavement and murder of many Africans.

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