Confederate Slave Rolls

Years ago I used RG109 The Slave Rolls.  I found a name index for the slave owner that led me to the pay roll containing my ancestors name. I have tried to find this record on the digital database but I cannot find it. Are the Slave Rolls and Pay Rolls fully digitized?

  • Dear Lori Hunter,


    Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


    We searched the National Archives Catalog and located Confederate Slave Payrolls, 1874–1899 in the War Department Collection of Confederate Records (Record Group 109). This series has been digitized and is now fully available online. This series is indexed by the series Index to Confederate Slave Rolls and Payrolls, 1874-1899 in Record Group 109. The index has not yet been digitized. For assistance with these records, please contact the National Archives in Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RR1R) at Please provide RR1R with full details about the name that you are looking for and any associated payroll numbers that you have already identified. 


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