A Guide to the Fredericksburg (Va.) Certificates and Registry of Free Negroes in the City of Fredericksburg, 1790-1862 Fredericksburg (Va.) Certificates and Registry of Free Negroes in the City of Fredericksburg, 1790-1862 Fredericksburg (Va.) Reel 103

A Guide to the Fredericksburg (Va.) Certificates and Registry of Free Negroes in the City of Fredericksburg, 1790-1862

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Microfilm reel number: Fredericksburg (Va.) Reel 103


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Repository
The Library of Virginia
Microfilm reel number
Fredericksburg (Va.) Reel 103
Title
Fredericksburg (Va.) Certificates and Registry of Free Negroes in the City of Fredericksburg, 1790-1862
Physical Characteristics
1 microfilm reel
Collector
Fredericksburg (Va.) Circuit Court.
Location
Library of Virginia
Language
English

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Preferred Citation

Fredericksburg (Va.) Certificates and Registry of Free Negroes in the City of Fredericksburg, 1790-1862. Fredericksburg (Va.) Reel 103, Local government records collection. Fredericksburg (City) Court Records. The Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia 23219.

Acquisition Information

These items were microfilmed by the Library of Virginia's Imaging Services Division from a xerox copy of the originals held by the Central Rappahannock Regional Library.


Historical Information

Fredericksburg was established in 1728. Incorporated as a town in 1782, it was incorporated as a city in 1879 and is one of the independent cities of Virginia.

Scope and Content

Fredericksburg (Va.) Certificates and Registry of Free Negroes in the City of Fredericksburg, 1790-1862, consists of wills, deeds of manumission and emancipation, discharges from servitude, affidavits and certificates of status as a free negro, registrations as free negroes, and a partial register of free negroes with registrations dated 1850-1862 circa. Some of the very first items in the collection are undated. A typed compiled index completed in 1977 preceeds the documents.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically.

Related Material

The original documents are located in the papers of the Fredericksburg Circuit Court, Fredericksburg, Virginia.

Separated Material


Index Terms

    Corporate Names:

  • Fredericksburg (Va.) Circuit Court.
  • Subjects:

  • African Americans -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg.
  • Free African Americans. -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg.
  • Freedmen. -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg.
  • Indentured servants. -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg.
  • Slaves -- Emancipation -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg.
  • Geographical Names:

  • Fredericksburg (Va.) -- History.
  • Genre and Form Terms:

  • Affidavits -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg.
  • Certifications -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg.
  • Deeds -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg.
  • Free negro and slave records -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg.
  • Free negro certificates -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg.
  • Free negro registrations -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg.
  • Local government records -- Virginia -- Fredericksburg.