Designed for both professional and amateur genealogists and other researchers, this index provides a detailed guide to materials available in the extensive ""Records of Ante-Bellum Southern Plantations"" microfilm set. By using this index to identify specific collections in which materials pertinent to a specific family name, plantation name, or location may be found, and then reviewing the details in the appropriate Guides, the researcher may pinpoint the location of desired materials. The items indexed include deeds, wills, estate papers, genealogies, personal and business correspondence, account books, slave lists, and many other types of records. This new edition also includes a list of all of the manuscript collections included in the microfilm set.
Having worked for 25 years in a variety of positions at the University of Virginia Library, Jean L. Cooper currently serves as library grants officer and University Library genealogical resources specialist.