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National Archives Microfilm Publication M1883

On the 11 rolls of this microfilm publication, M1883, are reproduced the records most directly concerned with the institution of slavery and the emancipation of the slaves in the Virgin Islands during the period of Danish rule, 1672 to 1917. These records are part of the Records of the Government of the Virgin Islands, Record Group (RG) 55.

Caribbean Genealogy Library has two copies of each M1883 microfilm available for viewing.

M1883 Finding Aid

Introduction to M1883 powerpoint presentation

Index of names listed in the St. Thomas Register of Free Black Men 1831-1832

Index of names listed in the St. Thomas Register of Free Black Women 1831-1832 (Sincere gratitude to Dante Beretta for indexing this record)

Index of names listed in the St. Thomas Register of Free Black Children 1831-1832 (Sincere gratitude to Dante Beretta for indexing this record)

Index of names listed in the St. Thomas Compensation Committee Letters, 1853-1855 (Sincere gratitude to Sister Ruth Case for indexing this record)

Index of plantations from the St. Thomas Plantation List of Slaves (age 8-16), 1843

M1883 Presentation by Susan Lugo to St. John Historical Society

Search M1883 Register of Free Blacks 1831-32 @ Footnote.com