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

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

Label
Mecklenburg County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, 1809-1865.
Title
Mecklenburg County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes
Inclusive dates
1809-1865.
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Registers of Free Negroes, 1809-1865, of Mecklenburg County list the registration number, age, name, color, stature, marks or scars, and in what court the person was emancipated or whether the person was born free. Some clerks recorded additional information not required by law. Volume 1 covers the years 1809-1841 and Volume 2 covers 1841-1865. Each volume has a separate index at the beginning of the volume
Member of
Action
Described.
Biographical or historical data
  • Mecklenburg County was formed from Lunenburg County in 1764.
  • 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
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Label
Mecklenburg County (Va.) Registers of Free Negroes, (microform)
Note
  • These items were microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah at the courthouse in Mecklenburg County
  • This item was microfilmed by the Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
Arrangement
Chronological.
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
1
Governing access note
There are no restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
  • Genealogical Society of Utah
  • The Library of Virginia Imaging Services Branch
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001561617
Terms governing use
There are no restrictions.
Type of unit
microfilm reel (2 vol.)

Library Locations

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