New Hanover County Slave Deed Project

Article 03.09.2013 20:30

The New Hanover County Slave Deed Project was conceived by Tammy Beasley, Register of Deeds for New Hanover County, North Carolina and Dr. James C. Burke, Department of Humanities and Fine Arts at Cape Fear Community College. Volumes of the database are available from the Cape Fear Community College Libraries website.

County Register of Deeds offices in North Carolina have kept property records since the 1700s. Because enslaved persons were considered "property" prior to the end of the Civil War, transfers were recorded in the Register of Deeds offices. By locating and transcribing these records and placing them in an accessible database, students in a 2013 Cape Fear Community College Critical Thinking courses bring this part of local history to life.

New volumes will be added in the fall of 2013.


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