US, North Carolina - Freedmen Letters 1862-1870

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Skill Level: Intermediate

  • This project is recommended for volunteers who are familiar with the indexing process and comfortable using various system features.

Characteristics of This Project

  • Capture every name on an image.
  • Capture one date per letter. In many cases there will only be one letter on an image.
  • When multiple images relate to the same letter, index each image separately as its own record. Do not mark the successive images as duplicates or no extractable data images.
  • There are up to 5 images per batch.

Description of the Records

  • Most of the records were handwritten with no set format.
  • There can be different, individual documents, that relate to the same letter. These documents may be filed on separate, successive images. In these cases each image is to be indexed as a separate record even though they may relate to the same letter.

Additional Information

Access Restriction

  • There are no restrictions associated with this collection. The completed index and links to digital images will be freely accessible online to the general public when the collection is published.

How to Help With This Project:

  • If you have not already done so, you must register as an indexing volunteer. To do this, click here.
  • After you register, sign in to the indexing computer program, click the Download Batch... button, and select this project name from the list.