12016-04-07T11:55:04-07:00Calvin Schermerhorn72410f8bbde58a1e8e60023cf6749d711494714689064Notarial Records of Property Transactions, Procurations, Mortgages, and Financial Transactionsplain2016-04-07T12:15:24-07:00Calvin Schermerhorn72410f8bbde58a1e8e60023cf6749d7114947146The New Orleans Notarial Archive is a premier source for slavery in New Orleans from 1770 to Emancipation. Under Louisiana law, transactions involving property, power of attorney, mortgages, and so on were recorded by notaries who were a blend of recorder and lawyer. Regarding slavery, that means that sales, mortgages, and financial transactions involving enslaved people are recorded in the records. The annual indexes for individual notaries are online. Researchers must visit the archive or arrange for photocopying/scanning. But the information yielded is extraordinary.
12016-04-07T10:27:16-07:00Calvin Schermerhorn72410f8bbde58a1e8e60023cf6749d7114947146Researching African American SlaveryCalvin Schermerhorn20Research Databases and Resources for Slaveryplain2016-04-08T22:48:45-07:00Calvin Schermerhorn72410f8bbde58a1e8e60023cf6749d7114947146