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Volume 365
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Searching for Ancestors Who Were Slaves

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The three hundred and sixty-fifth volume of the Archives of Maryland series is Searching for Ancestors Who Were Slaves: An Index to the Freedom Records of Prince George's County Maryland, 1808-1869, by Louise Joyner Hienton.

This volume, a searchable electronic version of Index 38, contains approximately 18,200 entries. Entries provide name of owner; name, age, and complexion of free blacks; how freed; date; and citation. Slaves statistics also give military service and election district.

This volume requires a user name and password for access. To obtain a user name and password, send an email request to archives@mdarchives.state.md.us. Please specify that you wish to have access to volume 365 of the Archives of Maryland Online.

The records indexed here can be found online in the following volumes:
Volume 762 - Prince George's County, Certificates of Freedom, 1806-1829
Volume 763 - Prince George's County, Freedom Affidavits, 1810-1850 and 1852-1862
Volume 764 - Prince George's County, Certificates of Freedom, Original, 1831-1863

Source Documents

MARYLAND INDEXES (Freedom Records, PG, Index) 1806-1869, S1411

Compiled from Prince George's County Court (Certificates of Freedom) 1806-1829 in series C1171 and CM1182, Prince George's County Commissioner of Slave Statistics (Slave Statistics) 1867-1869 in series C1307, and Prince George's County Register of Wills (Certificates of Freedom) 1820-1852 in series C1172 and CM1186 and (Certificates of Freedom, Original) 1831-1863 in series C1173 and CM1185.

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