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State County Title (FamilySearch Catalog) Notes
Alabama Chambers Freemen of Color and Index, 1836-1885
Chambers Slave and Indian records, 1832-1888
Lawrence Tax Assessment Book Index, 1848-1849 Tax Assessment book index. Includes names and ages of slaves.
Lawrence Tax Assessment Book, 1848-1849 Includes names and ages of slaves.
Mobile Record Book of Run-Away Slaves, 1857-1865; Index, 1857-1865
Perry Register of Slaves Brought to Perry County, Alabama, 1820-1832 Includes county court appearance dockets for 1820-1827. Register of slaves is for the year 1832.
Tallapossa Tallapoosa County, Alabama. Slave records, 1847-1860
Georgia Camden Affidavits made by owners bringing slaves into the state, 1818-1847
Decatur Census of Slave Owners and Slaves, Mortality Records, and Agricultural Census, 1850, 1860
Elbert Various Records, 1822-1874 Evidence records of criminal cases 1873-1874; Trial of slaves 1837-1849; Support of families 1861; and, Affidavits for bringing slaves into the state 1822-1847.
Jackson Oaths Introducing Slaves Into the State and County, 1818-183
Liberty Free Persons of Color, 1852-1864 Includes names of the free person and their guarantor. Starts on image #251. See theyhadnames.net for a transcription.
Liberty Colored Orphans' Bond 1866-1873 For transcription, see theyhadnames.net.
Monroe Apprenticeship Indentures and Bonds, 1869-1890
Morgan Slave Register, 1818-1824 Record of indentures of apprenticeship, 1866-1877.
Pulaski Importation of Slaves 1818-1865 and Illegitimate Records 1841-1875
Richmond Slave importation register, 1818-1837 Slave Register, 1818-1820
Richmond Slave importation register, 1818-1837 Slave Register, 1820-1821
Richmond Slave importation register, 1818-1837 Slave Register, 1822-1830 Slave Register, 1835-1837 (1831-1834 missing)
Thomas Free persons of color and indentures 1858-1895, Thomas County, Georgia
Kentucky Boyle Bill of Sale for Slaves of Zacariah Garnett of Boyle County, Kentucky, 1849 Bill of sale for Ben, Patsy, and a child Robert.
Caldwell Registry of Slaves Imported, 1853-1860 Includes index of those doing the importing. Importing is from outside the state of Kentucky.
Green List of Slaves Held by Owners, 1845-1852 Includes index to owner.
Hickman Indentures of Apprenticeship for Freedmen, 1866-1915
Lyon List of Slaves Imported Into the State, 1856-1859; Fee Book 1870-1871
Marshall List of Slaves Imported Into Kentucky, 1856-1859
Trigg Lists of Slaves Imported Into the State of Kentucky, 1856-1861
Trigg Records Pertaining to Slavery, 1840-1855
Louisiana Assumption Record book of slaves, 1813-1844
Orleans Emancipation of Negro Slaves, February 17, 1827-October 4, 1834 Some text in French.
Orleans ( New Orleans) Assessment of Property and Census of Slaves and Their Owners, 1837 Text primarily in French.
Orleans ( New Orleans) Slaves Arrived in New Orleans, 1831 Text in French and English.
Maryland St. Mary's Maryland, St. Mary's County, certificates of freedom, 1806-1852
Mississippi Adams Record Book, 1858-1861,1865-1870 Includes Slave Certificates, Justice Court Minutes, and Board of Police Minutes.
Adams Account Books, 1854 Includes property valuations, daily records, annual records of slaves, births and deaths of slaves, medical records of slaves.
Lowndes Slave register and owners ledger (Lowndes County, Mississippi), 1837-1846] Item 5 contains slave register, 1837-1842
Lowndes Slave register and owners ledger (Lowndes County, Mississippi), 1837-1846 Item 4 contains slave register, 1837-1845
Lowndes Slave register and owners ledger (Lowndes County, Mississippi), 1837-1846 Item 6 contains slave register, 1845-1846
Missouri Ste. Genevieve Documents pertaining to free negroes, 1836-1859
South Carolina Charleston Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1799-1872, Charleston District, South Carolina Records for 1799-1803
Charleston Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1799-1872, Charleston District, South Carolina Records for 1803-1808
Charleston Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1799-1872, Charleston District, South Carolina Records for 1808-1813
Charleston Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1799-1872, Charleston District, South Carolina Records for 1813-1816
Charleston Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1799-1872, Charleston District, South Carolina Records for 1816-1820
Charleston Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1799-1872, Charleston District, South Carolina Records for 1820-1825
Charleston Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1799-1872, Charleston District, South Carolina Records for 1825-1829
Charleston Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1799-1872, Charleston District, South Carolina Records for 1829-1839
Charleston Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1799-1872, Charleston District, South Carolina Records for 1839-1843
Charleston Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1799-1872, Charleston District, South Carolina Records for 1832-1836
Charleston Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1799-1872, Charleston District, South Carolina Records for 1843-1849
Charleston Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1799-1872, Charleston District, South Carolina Records for 1849-1857
Charleston Bill of sales of Negro slaves, 1799-1872, Charleston District, South Carolina Records for 1857-1872
Tennessee Franklin Various Records Listing Names of Slaves, 1830-1871
Virginia Alleghany A Register of Free Negroes & Mulattoes in Alleghany County, 1855?-1859 Gives age, name, colour, number, stature (feet and inches), marks and scars, and in what court emancipated.
Arlington Free negro and slave records Gives age, name, colour, number, stature (feet and inches), marks and scars, and in what court emancipated.
Arlington Free Negro Registers, 1797 - 1861 Information varies but usually gives name of free negro with a physical description and how freed.
Bedford Slave Records, 1853-1866 Arranged in alphabetical order by the owner's name. Gives owner's name, slave's name if known or sex if name not known, mother's name if known, date, and code number.
Campbell Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, 1801-1850 Gives date when registered, name, age, stature, "complection", where emancipated, and by whom emancipated.
Chesapeake (Independent City) Registers of free Negroes and mulattos in the county of Norfolk, 1809-1861 Register of Free Negroes 1809-1852
Chesapeake (Independent City) Registers of free Negroes and mulattos in the county of Norfolk, 1809-1861 Registers of Free Negroes 1851-1861
Essex Registers of free negroes, 1810-1861 Item 6 has registration of free Negroes 1810-1843.
Essex Registers of free negroes, 1810-1861 Item 1 has registration of free Negroes 1843-1861. Gives name, age, physical description, and whether born free or emancipated.
Fluvanna Register of Free Persons of "Colour", 1851-1864 Also known as "Register of slaves freed".
Greensville Processioners' Returns, 1796-1832, 1848-1857; Register of Free Persons of "Colour", 1803-1832 The register of free persons of "colour" gives name, age, physical description, and whether born free or emancipated.
King George Register of Free Persons [of color, 1794-1822, 1827] Contains copies of certificates nos. 1-67. Gives the name of the free person, age and sometimes birthdate, height and other identifying features, whether free born or emancipated, when recorded, and other information.
Middlesex Registers of free negroes and mulattoes for the county of Middlesex, 1800-1862 Register, 1800-1862, gives name, whether born free or emancipated (sometimes gives name of emancipator, age, height, complexion, date emancipated or registered (not always given), and sometimes other distinguishing marks. Register, 1827-1862, gives name, date of certificate, by whom emancipated or if born free, certificate number, age, height, complexion, marks or scars.
Nelson Register of Free Negroes, List of Slaves, 1853-1865
Northampton Register of Free Negroes, 1840-1847 or 1853-1861 Free Negroes were registered with the county clerk. The dates given may be the registration dates. However, birth dates appeared for 1795-1860.
Northumberland Free Negroes and Slave Records : Births of Blacks, 1841-1857
Northumberland Free Negroes and Slave Records : List of Free Negroes in Northumberland County
Northumberland Free Negroes and slave records : list of the names, ages and sex of the free Negroes in Northumberland County
Northumberland Free Negroes and slave records : registers of free Negroes, 1803-1851 Gives number, name, sex, age, height, marks or scars, whether born free or emancipated and by whom, date registered, and when certified by the court.
Petersburg (Independent City) Register of Free Negroes and Mulattoes, 1794-1850 Information varies but usually gives name of the free negro with a physical description and how freed.
Petersburg (Independent City) Register of free Negroes, 1834-1863 Free Negroes were registered with the county clerk. The dates given were the registration dates.
Rappahannock Register of Free Negroes, 1834-1863 Free Negroes were registered with the county clerk. The dates given were the registration dates.
Surry Criminal Proceedings Against Free Persons, Slaves, etc., 1742-1822
Surry Registers of free Negroes, 1794-1862 Gives certificate or entry number, name of free Negro, physical description, residence, date of registration, and sometimes a parent's name.
Surry Registers of free Negroes, 1794-1862 Gives certificate or entry number, name of free Negro, physical description, residence, date of registration, and sometimes a parent's name.
Surry Registers of free Negroes, 1794-1862 Gives certificate or entry number, name of free Negro, physical description, residence, date of registration, and sometimes a parent's name.
York Register of Free Negroes, 1831-1850? The register gives name, physical description, date and where registered as free. There are entries beyond the last one in 1850 but they do not give physical descriptions or any other information except the name.
West Virginia Brooke Register of Negroes The register consists of free Negroes and transfers by sale or gift.
Jackson Register of Free Negroes, 1838-1860; and Praecipe Book, 1873-1877
Pendleton Registry of Free Negroes and Mullatos, 1839-1859
Putnam Negro Register, 1845-1860 Record of the status of Black people as found in the back of a summons volume.