Making History: Transcribe is made possible in part by federal funding provided through the Library Services and Technology Act program administered by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Unknown No Longer

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) is partnering with the Library of Virginia to provide greater access to a database of names of enslaved Virginians. The VMHC launched Unknown No Longer in 2011 to make biographical details of enslaved Virginians from unpublished historical records in its collections accessible to website visitors. The VMHC archive contains hundreds of thousands of unique private papers and business records. In early January of 2019, the unique content of the VMHC’s Unknown No Longer database was merged with the LVA’s Virginia Untold database, providing researchers with unprecedented access to an expanded collection of resources on the history of enslaved African Americans in Virginia.