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.
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
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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Ancestors Who Were Slaves