According to the Jefferson County Deed Books, more than 120 people were enslaved at Casa Bianca plantation by 1860. This database we developed is a community database for everyone enslaved at Casa Bianca, and it includes different family lines, including families not connected to each other. The database is the fastest way to explore the data we have collected, and it is based on an interactive genealogical program that allows you to search, follow ancestors and descendants, and create charts and reports.

Click the “Access the Family Tree Database” button below to go to the Database section of the website. The database will open in a new window.

Database Tips

We suggest you start with the “Surnames” category. You can also search for a person in the search box below the categories. There is a second search box in the upper right hand corner. Next to the upper search box is a small gear-like icon. If you click it you will go to a “Configurations” page that will let you format the reports you want to generate.

“Tree” will allow you to create charts based on a given individual. When you create a tree, you will see a small vertical menu on the right. On this menu the gear-like icon will take you to the chart configuration page. Each item has a drop-down menu that will allow you to configure what is presented on your chart and how it is presented. In particular if you choose “SVG tree graph shape” you will find that the program output is very flexible – try “full circle” and you’ll see! 

Example of a Horizontal Tree from the Database

Example of a Fan Chart from the Database

Note: To assist family historians who need more detail on sources, we can provide .gedcom files to aid you in your research. Please fill out the form on the contact page and let us know which family line(s) you are interested in and we will do our best to help.

Technical information: the genealogical program we use is Gramps AIO64-5.1.2-1, with the Dynamic Web Report add-on.