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A Finding Aid for African-American Research at the Oakland FHC

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A Finding Aid for African-American Research at the Oakland FHC
Prepared by Electra Kimble Price, AAGSNC [See Notes Last Page]
MicroCopy Number FHL Computer Number Page in BlackStudies Page in Guide Description
M17 535363 8   1870-1906 State Dept Register Of Correspondence.
M19 039794 92 22 5th Census, 1830.
M32 030385 92 14 2nd Census, 1800.
M33 031029 92 14 4th Census, 1820
M40 467377 8 185 Domestic Letters 1784-1906, Dept. State
M87 423859 9   Southern Claims Commission 1871-1886-
M89 467349 84 187 US Dept Navy 1841-1886. Letters Received by the Secretary of the Navy from Commanding Officers of Squadrons.
M99 374768 8   Dept of State 1834-1906, Public Records. Notes to foreign legations.
Ml 58 345930 93 29 Colorado Census Bureau, 1885
M160 118763 86 185 U.S. Dept of Interior- Suppression of African Slave Trade 1854-1872 (See U.S. Slavery & Bondage.
M179 535386 9 9 US Dept of State 1789-1906. Misc. Ltrs.
M205 118760 83 184 Correspondence of the Secy of Navy relating to African Colonization 1819-1844
M206 118681 84 184 Commodore Matthew Perry, African Squadron. Letters, March 10, 1843
M252 030415 92 14 U.S. Census, 1810
M352 348161 93 33 Nebraska Schedule, 1885
M407 59484 93 21 1890 Population Census, AL, DC, GA. Eleventh Census.

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M432 136350 5 184 1850 Census, Slave Schedules. Emancipation Papers, Manumission Papers, Washington DC
M433 136350 5 184 US District Court, Records Relating to Slaves. Emancipation, Manumission. (See Slavery and Bondage)
M434 467360 5 184 U.S. Circuit Court, Washington D.C. -Alleged Fugitive Slaves 1820-1863
M520 136325 4 181 Board of Commissioner for Emancipation of Slaves in District of Columbia, Petitions, awards, etc. 1862-1863
M567 535397 13 73, 203 Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General (Main Series) 1822-1860.
M589 034182 15 98 Volunteer Union Soldiers, Colored Troops Alpha Index and Record Numbers
M593 031329 92 24 1870, 9th Census
M594 437590 16 98 Military Units in Voluntary Union. Records and Pension Office. Service histories in alphabetical order by state or territory.
M617 467703 18 77 Adj. Gen. Return from U.S. Military Posts, 1800- 1916
M6 19   13   Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General (Main series) 1861-1870
M637 031185 92 20 1790 Census. First Census
M653 031101 92 20 1860 Census, Slave and Free Schedules. Eighth Census
M665 467425 17   Regular Army, Infantry, June 1821 to Dec. 1916. Returns from Regular Army Regiments
M666 535433 14 73 Letter Received by the Office of the Adjutant General (Main series), 1871-1880
M689   14 73, 203 Letters Received by the Office of the Adjutant General (Main series). 1881-1889

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M704 030877 92 23 6th Census, 1840
M742 147934 24 180 Freedman Bureau, Records, 1865-1872. Letters and notes.
M744* 467427 18   Regular Army, Cavalry. 1833-1916. Returns from Regular Army, Cavalry Regiments
M752 147957 25   Freedmen’s Bureau, Registers and Letters, 1865-1872
M798 500531 43 181 Freedmen’s Bureau Records, Georgia, Land Titles issued to freedmen. Letters, operations, murders, and outrages.
M799 535467 45 181 Freedmen’s Bureau, Supt. Of Education Georgia 1865-1870
M803 535489 26 181 Records of the Education Division of the Freemen’s Bureau 1865-187 1
M809 500477 29 181 Freedmen’s Bureau, Education, Misc. Claims Alabama, 1865-1870
M810 535557 32 181 Records of the Superintendent of Education for the State of Alabama, Freedmen’s Bureau 1865-1870
M816 136687 10 180 Freedmen’s Savings Deposit Registers, 1865-1874
M821 500533 73 181 Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of Texas, Freedmen’s Bureau 1865-1869
M822 535562 75 182 Freedmen’s Bureau, Letters, Teachers’ Reports, School Records, Texas, 1865-1870
M826 165346 52 181 Freedmen’s Bureau, Mississippi, letters, orders, circulars, property restored, land and ration reports, labor contracts, orphans, marriages, court records, and military records. 1865-1869
M843 500506 55 181 Freedmen’s Bureau, North Carolina, letters, telegrams, rations, transportation, court cases, land and property, claims and work records. 1865-1870

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M844 535566 59 181 Freedmen’s Bureau, Supt. Of Education, Letters, school reports, teachers, school populations. North Carolina. 1865-1870

M845

321786 93 30 Florida State Census, 1885

M846

  93 35 Schedules of the New Mexico Territory Census of 1885

M589

128335 12 184 U.S. Colored Troops, Navy, Marine corps and Union Army.

M869

467367 61 181 Records of the Assistant commissioner for the State of South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau 1865-1870.

M919

511670 5   District Court, New York, Southern District. Admiralty Case Files, Violations of Customs, Non-payment of Seamen’s wages.

M929

467368 84 174 Blacks in Military and Naval Service, Civil War, Congressional Medal of Honor

M969

467535 6   Court Records. Pennsylvania
M972 221152 12

193, 194

Merchant Seamen. (By race and color)

M979

516929 33   Freedmen’s Bureau, Arkansas Records. Labor Contracts

M988

  S   Admiralty Cases, Pennsylvania

M999

500536 65 181 Freedmen’s Bureau, Tennessee Records, 1865-1869

M1000

535584 68 181 Freedmen’s Bureau, Tennessee records, 1865-1870

Ml 002

396426 85 174 Documents Relating to Blacks Nominated for Appointment to the U.S. Military Academy during the 19th Century. 1870-1887. (27 by name)

M1026

535613 50 181 Freedmen’s Bureau, Louisiana Records, 1864-1869

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M1027

500534 46 181 Freedmen’s Bureau, Louisiana Records, 1865-1869. Plantation inspection reports.

M1048

467359 76 181 Freedmen’s Bureau, Virginia Records, 1865-1869 Letters of destitute freedmen

M1053

467528 80 181 Freedmen’s Bureau, Records of the Supt. of Education for the State of Virginia, 1865-1870

M1055

500466 37 181 Records of Assistant Commissioner for the District of Columbia, Freedmen’s Bureau 1865-1872

M1056

511647 41 181 Freedmen’s Bureau, Education, District of Columbia. 1865-187

Ml 165

511644 82   Texas. 1856-1870. Dept. of Texas Military District.

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437594 89   Five Civilized Tribes
T9 11901 92 24 1880 Census
T142 500538 70   Freedmen’s Bureau, Tennessee Letters to Supt. Of Education, Ltrs to Gen. Oliver 0. Howard. Dept of Education, Chief Medical Officers, Outrages and Riots.
T623 006623 93 27 12th Census, 1900
T624 176588 93 27 13th Census, 1910

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131582 19   Career of Henry Ossian Flipper, first black graduate of the U.S. Military Academy.

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Notes:
First Column - Microcopy numbers used by National Archives.
Second Column - Family History Library Computer Numbers (Also, see Family History Center Computers.)
Third Column - Page Number in BLACK STUDIES:  A Select Catalog of National Archives Microfilm Publications. Published by National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC 1984, 1996. (See Index to Publication Numbers for later editions of this Catalog)
Fourth Column - GUIDE TO GENEALOGICAL RESEARCH IN THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES. Published by the National Archives Trust Fund Board, National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, DC, Revised 1985.
Upgrades and editing of film reels, computer numbers and editions of resource guides make it important to do a careful search because the numbers change.