The historical documents used to create this database were discovered, transcribed, and given to us by Dr. Jean Russo, research archivist for the Maryland State Archives and historian for Historic Annapolis, and Dr. Amy Speckart, a historian whose dissertation "The Colonial History of Wye Plantation on Maryland's Eastern Shore: Family, Property, and Power" has greatly helped our project. Matthew Hollis, from Salisbury University, has also assisted with the transcription of records. The original documents are located in the Lloyd Papers, MS 2001 at the H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society.

The transcribed records were created into a searchable database and presented online in 2012 by Beth Pruitt, a PhD student working with Archaeology in Annapolis at the University of Maryland, College Park. The guidance and support from Dr. Russo, Dr. Speckart, Dr. Mark Leone of the University of Maryland, and Harriette Lowery from the Frederick Douglass Honor Society was invaluable in improving and testing the website in its earliest stages.

The photograph at the top of this website features Harrison Roberts, who remained at the Wye House as a freedman to work as the plantation's gardener. The photograph was taken after Emancipation in front of the property's still-standing greenhouse.