Slavery Inventory Database is a historical research consultancy established in 2005 by Maddy McCoy.
Focusing our research on the early African American experience, Slavery Inventory Database collects and interprets historical data in an effort to establish the identities and life stories of enslaved individuals who have been neglected or forgotten by history.
Our mission, and our passion, is to build meaningful and relevant human connections and to provide an invaluable resource to museums and historical sites.
Slavery Inventory Database founder Maddy McCoy is a Historic Preservationist, award-winning photographer, and professional genealogist.
We understand that the process of researching the enslaved at your historical site is difficult. We offer full and customizable solutions that allow us to collaborate with you at any point in your project timeline.
DISCOVER - Discuss your site-specific goals about enslaved interpretation - Conduct an audit of your historical site / review your historical assets
RESEARCH - Identify and record historical documents (from the county’s archives and/or other repositories) that pertain to slavery and the enslaved at your site - Identify and record your site’s enslaved population from said historical documents
INTERPRET - Enrich your site’s tour interpretation - Craft exhibit scripts, conduct presentations and speaking engagements
slavery inventory database is located in alexandria, virginia.