The information herein has been abstracted from National Archives microfilm copies of the Freeman's Savings and Trust Branch of New Orleans account records. The Freedman's Savings and Trust catered to the African American population of the Reconstruction Era South, and many of its depositors were former slaves. Data about plantations and former owners can be found in many records, as well as the names of spouses and family members, age, place of birth, residence, date of account application, occupations, and military service, if any. The entries are listed in the same order that they appear in the original documents. An index of full names has been compiled for ease of reference. Contact information is also provided for obtaining copies of the original National Archives documents. This is a valuable resource for researching African-American ancestry.
Linell H. Hardy
(1999), 2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 190 pp.