Online Data Archive

Roll of Emigrants to Liberia, 1820-1843; and Liberian Census Data, 1843

Tom W. Shick, Principal Investigator

This site carries data and documentation from the Roll of Emigrants to Liberia between 1820 and 1843, representing individuals who were brought to the colony by the American Colonization Society. Also included are data and documentation for the 1843 Liberian Census.

Emigrants to Liberia between 1820 and 1843
Variables include place of origin, place of arrival, status of individual, level of literacy, occupation, date of death, cause of death, and name of the ship which carried the emigrant to Liberia.

  • Online data analysis through the BADGIR archive with Nesstar software.  To analyze the data using BADGIR, users must be registered and have received an e-mail confirmation (first-time users may visit the BADGIR registration page to register). To view documentation and univariate statistics in BADGIR, no registration is needed.

1843 Liberian Census
Variables include age, number of members in family, date of arrival in the colony, connections in the colony, occupation, education, health, family status and place of settlement.

  • Online data analysis through the BADGIR archive with Nesstar software.  To analyze the data using BADGIR, users must be registered and have received an e-mail confirmation (first-time users may visit the BADGIR registration page to register). To view documentation and univariate statistics in BADGIR, no registration is needed.



Supplementary Information

  • Christine's Genealogy Website:
    Roll of Emigrants that have been sent to the Colony of Liberia.

    Contains most of the same information as the datasets, presented in different form. The census data is presented in HTML tables by town; the Roll of Emigrants is presented in HTML tables by ship (instead of in a single alphabetical list by name as in the Shick paper, above).
  • Virginia Emigrants to Liberia Database
    Contains a searchable database of 3,700 emigrants to Liberia from Virginia between 1820 and 1865, and an additional database of 250 emancipators.

 

Map of Liberia