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Selected Final Pension Payment Vouchers 1818-1864: District of Columbia

By: Alycon Trubey Pierce, CG

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: P0038

ISBN: 1888265388

Condition: 1998, 5½x8½, paper, index, 248 pp, Heritage Books


In the 1960s the National Archives staff culled out selected "settled accounts" that had genealogical value from the pension payments (these are records not found in the pension application files). These are the records for the District of Columbia pension office, they cover Revolutionary War pensions for the most part but include other wars. They include such information as remarriage of widows, places and length of residence. They contain more than just DC resi... View more info

Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company: Depositor Signature Card Entries for Washington, D.C., 1870-1871

By: David E. Neimeyer

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: N0625

ISBN: 1585496251

Condition: 2000, 5½x8½, paper, index, 284 pp, Heritage Books


The Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company, first incorporated in the City of Washington to serve freed slaves, grew to include thirty-three branches in over two dozen cities along the U.S. eastern seaboard. When opening an account, a depositor was required to complete a signature register that often contained, among other items, data on the depositor’s place of birth, residence, age, complexion, height, spouse, parents and signature. Additional data may be found abou... View more info

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Freedman's Savings and Trust Company: Depositor Signature Card Entries for Washington, D.C., 1865-1868

By: David E. Neimeyer

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: N0575

ISBN: 1585495751

Condition: 2000, 5½x8½, paper, index, vi+204 pp, Heritage Books


The Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company, first incorporated in the City of Washington to serve freed slaves, grew to include thirty-three branches in over two dozen cities along the U.S. eastern seaboard. When opening an account, a depositor was required to complete a signature register that often contained, among other items, data on the depositor’s place of birth, residence, age, complexion, height, spouse, parents and signature. Additional data may be found abou... View more info

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Index to District of Columbia Wills, 1921-1950

By: Dorothy S. Provine

Price: $37.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: P0001

ISBN: 1888265019

Condition: 8½x11, paper, 351 pp, Heritage Books


A continuation of the series published by Genealogical Publishing Co. Lists name, year and box number at the DC Archives. View more info

District of Columbia Marriage Records, 1870-1877

By: Dorothy S. Provine

Price: $28.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: P0023

ISBN: 188826523X

Condition: 1997, index, 337 pp, Heritage Books


The entries in this book were compiled from data found in the volumes entitled Record of Marriages that were created and maintained in the clerk’s office of Supreme Court of the District of Columbia (now named District of Columbia Superior Court). The entries show name of the groom and of the bride; the date of marriage or the granting of the marriage license; and the volume and page that contains that entry. In 1993, volumes 1-1052 (1870-1966) and 1-283 (1966-1990) ... View more info

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District of Columbia Indentures of Apprenticeship, 1801-1893

By: Dorothy S. Provine

Price: $38.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: P0028

ISBN: 1888265280

Condition: 1998, 8½x11, paper, index, 387 pp, paperback, Heritage Books


This publication contains abstracts of indentures of apprentice recorded in Volumes 1 through 3 (May 1801 - April 1827) and Volumes 5 and 6 November 1835 - August 1893). Volume 4 is missing and therefore is not included. Each abstract gives name, age, sex, and sometimes race of the apprentice; institution or person doing the apprenticing; length of time in service, skill to be taught; master to whom apprenticed; provisions about the formal education of the apprentice; m... View more info

Compensated Emancipation in the District of Columbia: Petitions under the Act of April 16, 1862

By: Dorothy S. Provine

Price: $40.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: P3183

ISBN: 788431838

Condition: (2005), 2008, 8½x11, paper, index, 280 pp, Heritage Books


This book contains abstracts of petitions submitted by ex-slaveholders seeking monetary compensation for their slaves freed by the District of Columbia emancipation act of 1862. Under the original act and subsequent legislation, there were approximately 1,140 petitions relating to about 3,400 African Americans. A typical owner's petition listed for each bondsman his or her name, age, physical description, occupations, how title was acquired, and an estimated value. The a... View more info

Abstracts of the Newspapers of Georgetown and the Federal City, 1789-99

By: F. Edward Wright

Price: $15.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: W0607

ISBN: 1585496073

Condition: (1986), 2001, 5½x8½, paper, index, 119 pp, Heritage Books


Advertisements, debtors, escaped servants and slaves, letters at post office, marriages, deaths, stray animals, and land sales. View more info

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Lincoln and Emancipation in the District of Columbia

By: J. C. Ladenheim

Price: $15.50

Publisher: Heritage Books, Inc:

Seller ID: L5012

ISBN: 0788450123

Condition: 2009, 5½x8½, paper, index, 112 pp, Heritage Books, Inc


Lincoln had long sought emancipation for the District of Columbia. As President, he was hopeful that his plan for compensated emancipation would even find some support from among the slave owners, or at least would not be too distasteful to them. The book describes the passage of his District of Columbia Emancipation Bill through Congress, the modifications made on it and its reception by the public. Lincoln learned much from this early legislation which guided him when,... View more info

William King’s Mortality Books, Volume 2, 1833-1863

By: Jane Donovan and Carlton Fletcher

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D2522

ISBN: 788425226

Condition: 2004, 5½x8½, paper, index, 140 pp, Heritage Books


This is the second part of a two-volume transcription, from the originals, of all the burials in the Georgetown section of Washington, D.C., for which William King built coffins. Volume 1 covered the years 1795 to 1832. This volume completes King's records, with listings from 1833 to the firm's close in the spring of 1863. Never before available to the public, these ledgers of King's coffin sales provide an unexpected look into the social history of eighteenth and ninete... View more info

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District of Columbia Runaway and Fugitive Slave Cases, 1848-1863

By: Jerry M. Hynson

Price: $14.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: H0069

ISBN: 1585490695

Condition: 1999, 5½x8½, paper, index, vi+139 pp, Heritage Books


The author is the 2002 James Dent Walker Award Winner. District of Columbia Department of Corrections Runaway Slave Book 1848-1863 and United States District Court for the District of Columbia Fugitive Slave Cases 1862-1863. The enforcement of the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850 created these records in the jurisdiction of the District of Columbia. Entries for the section on the Department of Correction records give name of slave, date committed and under whose orders; also ... View more info

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National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser Newspaper Abstracts: 1800-1805

By: Joan M. Dixon

Price: $26.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0392

ISBN: 788403923

Condition: (1996), 2006, 5½x8½, paper, index, 316 pp, Heritage Books


Covering five years of information, this work contains abstracts from the National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser, the first newspaper printed in Washington D.C. Entries include classified ads, appointments by the president, deaths, legal notices, marriages, miscellaneous notices, congressional lists, runaway slave notices and rewards, tax lists, and many others. The abstracts are a great aid to finding locations, ages, or relationships of relatives in the Balti... View more info

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National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts: 1811-1813

By: Joan M. Dixon

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0658

ISBN: 788406582

Condition: (1997), 2007, 5½x8½, paper, index, 378 pp, Heritage Books


Covering three years of information, this third volume in the series contains more abstracts from The National Intelligencer [formerly - and Washington Advertiser], the first newspaper printed in Washington, D.C. Entries include advertisements, appointments by the president, deaths, legal notices, insolvent debtors, marriages, miscellaneous notices, letters in the post office, tax lists, military promotions, court cases, deaths by accident, postmaster appointments and op... View more info

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National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts: 1818-1820

By: Joan M. Dixon

Price: $32.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D0830

ISBN: 788408305

Condition: (1997), 2005, 5½x8½, paper, index, 432 pp, Heritage Books


Covering three years of information, this fourth volume in the series contains more abstracts from The Daily National Intelligencer (formerly - and Washington Advertiser), the first newspaper printed in Washington, D.C. Entries include advertisements, appointments by the president, deaths, legal notices, insolvent debtors, marriages, miscellaneous notices, letters in the post office, tax lists, military promotions, court cases, deaths by accident, postmaster appointments... View more info

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National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts : 1840

By: Joan M. Dixon

Price: $36.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D1733

ISBN: 788417339

Condition: 2003, paper, index, 478 pp, Heritage Books


Contains abstracts from the Daily National Intelligencer (formerly The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser), Washington, D.C.'s first newspaper. Entries include advertisements, appointments by the President, House of Representatives petitions, passed Acts, legal notices, insolvent debtors, marriages, deaths, miscellaneous notices, tax lists, military promotions, court cases, deaths by accident, prisoners, and maritime information. Items or events which might... View more info

National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts: 1830-1831

By: Joan M. Dixon

Price: $38.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D1309

ISBN: 788413090

Condition: 1999, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 474 pp, Heritage Books


This volume, ninth in the series, contains classified ads, appointments by the President, marriage and death notices, congressional lists, advertisements, runaway slave notices and reward postings, tax lists, notable court cases, letters, accounts of military affairs, maritime information and other noteworthy events in and around the nation's capital. Where there is information about something or someone that might be of interest, an abstract was created. The newspaper r... View more info

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National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts: 1832-1833

By: Joan M. Dixon

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D1428

ISBN: 788414283

Condition: 2000, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 563 pp, Heritage Books


Entries include classified ads, appointments by the president, deaths, legal notices, marriages, miscellaneous notices, congressional lists, runaway slave notices and rewards, tax lists, and many others. The abstracts are a great aid to finding locations, ages, or relationships of relatives in the Maryland, Washington DC and Virginia areas. The author has organized the material by year and date to make finding specific days easier. A list of abbreviations, plus an index ... View more info

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National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts: 1834-1835

By: Joan M. Dixon

Price: $39.50

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D1602

ISBN: 788416022

Condition: 2000, 5½x8½, paper, indices, 549 pp, Heritage Books


The eleventh volume in this continuing series contains abstracts from The Daily National Intelligencer (formerly The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser), Washington, D.C.'s first newspaper. Entries include classified ads, presidential appointments, marriage and death notices, congressional lists, advertisements, runaway slave notices and reward postings, tax lists, notable court cases, letters, accounts of military affairs, maritime information and other no... View more info

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National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts: 1841

By: Joan M. Dixon

Price: $34.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D2368

ISBN: 788423681

Condition: 2003, 5½x8½, paper, index, 516 pp, Heritage Books


The fifteenth volume in this popular series contains abstracts from the Daily National Intelligencer (formerly The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser), Washington, D.C.'s first newspaper. Entries include advertisements, appointments by the President, House of Representatives petitions, passed Acts, legal notices, insolvent debtors, marriages, deaths, miscellaneous notices, tax lists, military promotions, court cases, deaths by accident, prisoners, death of ... View more info

National Intelligencer Newspaper Abstracts: 1842

By: Joan M. Dixon

Price: $44.00

Publisher: Heritage Books:

Seller ID: D2520

ISBN: 078842520X

Condition: 2004, 5½x8½, paper, index, 550 pp, Heritage Books


The sixteenth volume in this popular series contains abstracts from the Daily National Intelligencer (formerly The National Intelligencer and Washington Advertiser), Washington, D.C.'s first newspaper. Entries include advertisements, appointments by the President, House of Representatives petitions, passed Acts, legal notices, insolvent debtors, marriages, deaths, miscellaneous notices, tax lists, military promotions, court cases, deaths by accident, prisoners, and marit... View more info