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Handwritten page from Free Black Register

Sponsored by The Virginia Center for Digital History and the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at the University of Virginia.

The website was created by Dr Lynn Rainville; requests to add or edit on-line information should be directed to her.

The following information about Free Blacks in Albemarle County has been transcribed from the Free Black Registers for Albemarle County, 1807-1865 by Dr. Ben Ford. These files contains names, family relationships, physical descriptions, the height of the individual, and a comment on their complexion (as determined by a white record taker).

For more information on African Americans in Albemarle County please visit the J.F. Bell Funeral Records site and/or the African American Cemeteries in Central Virginia site.