The Freedman's Savings and Trust Company was incorporated by an act of Congress on March 3, 1865, as a banking institution for the benefit of freed slaves. These CD-ROMs contain the signatures of and personal identification data about depositors in 29 branch offices of the Company between 1865-74. Information may include the account number, name of depositor, date of entry, place born, place brought up, residence, age, complexion, name of employer or occupation, wife or husband, children, father, mother, brothers and sisters, remarks, and signature or mark. The early books sometimes also contain the name of the former master or mistress and the name of the plantation. In many entries not all the requested data are given. Copies of death certificates have been pinned to some of the entries. In these cases, the certificate has been filmed immediately after the page that shows the registration of the person's signature. This database is also available online from HeritageQuest.
This CD-ROM contains similar information to the Heritage Quest set above, but without the actual document images. It is indexed and searchable, and may be used in conjunction with the Heritage Quest set to locate the digital image of the actual record.
GEN DB 2-16-2009