The Resource Alexandria County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, (microform)

Alexandria County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, (microform)

Label
Alexandria County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, 1797-1861
Title
Alexandria County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1797-1861
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Alexandria County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, 1797-1861, are four separate volumes that list the registration number, age, name, color, stature, marks or scars, in what court the person was emancipated or whether the person was born free. Some clerks recorded additional information not required by law. With the exception of the 1858 volume, there is an index at the beginning of each register. The index lists in alphabetical order by surname the names of registered free persons and the page number where their registration information can be found
  • The Register of Free Negroes, 1858, of Alexandria County appears to be more like a list of free negroes that was kept for taxation purposes and gives only the name, age, occupation, and whether a person is a male or female. There is no index in this volume
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Biographical or historical data
  • Arlington County was formed in 1920. This county was originally formed from Fairfax County and was previously known as Alexandria County, Virginia from 1789 to 1801; Alexandria County, District of Columbia from 1801 to 1846; and Alexandria County, Virginia from 1846 to 1920.
  • An act passed by the Virginia legislature in 1803 required every free negro or mulatto to be registered and numbered in a book to be kept by the county clerk.
Cataloging source
Vi
Location of other archival material
Additional Arlington County Free Negro and Slave Records can be found on microfilm at the Library of Virginia. Consult "A Guide to Virginia County and City Records on Microfilm" found on the Library of Virginia web site.
Label
Alexandria County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, (microform)
Note
This item was microfilmed by the Library of Virginia’s Imaging Services Division
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
3
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
  • The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
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001558981
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
microfilm reels (4 v.)

Library Locations

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