The slave registers of Curacao (1839-1863) and the emancipation registers of Curacao (1863) are now available via the website of the National Archives of Curacao and National Archives of the Netherlands.
The slave register shows the people who were enslaved by private owners between 1839 until the abolition of slavery in 1863. The record the name of the enslaved person, the year of birth, the mother’s name, and the name of the enslaver. Mutations in ownership by birth, death, purchase, or sale, were also recorded.
The emancipation registers show the enslaved population at the moment slavery was ablished. This shows the last name they took as free persons.