The Freedmen's Bureau Online, Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands

The Freedmen's Bureau Online, Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands

From 1865 to 1872, the Freedmen’s Bureau helped tens of thousands of freed slaves build new lives, while documenting nearly every aspect of the post-Civil War experience. As a result, the Freedmen’s Bureau records are among the most valuable sources of information on African American genealogy. #DiscoverFreedmen

From 1865 to 1872, the Freedmen’s Bureau helped tens of thousands of freed slaves build new lives, while documenting nearly every aspect of the post-Civil War experience. As a result, the Freedmen’s Bureau records are among the most valuable sources of information on African American genealogy. #DiscoverFreedmen

The #Freedmen’s Savings and Trust Company, commonly referred to as The Freedmen’s Bank, was incorporated on March 3, 1865.  It was created by the United States Congress along with the Freedmen’s Bureau to aid the freedmen in their transition from #slavery to freedom.  During 1861, many #black Americ...The #Freedmen’s Savings and Trust Company, commonly referred to as The Freedmen’s Bank, was incorporated on March 3, 1865.  It was created by the United States Congress along with the…

The #Freedmen’s Savings and Trust Company, commonly referred to as The Freedmen’s Bank, was incorporated on March 3, 1865. It was created by the United States Congress along with the Freedmen’s Bureau to aid the freedmen in their transition from #slavery to freedom. During 1861, many #black Americ...The #Freedmen’s Savings and Trust Company, commonly referred to as The Freedmen’s Bank, was incorporated on March 3, 1865. It was created by the United States Congress along with the…

From 1865 to 1872, the Freedmen’s Bureau helped tens of thousands of freed slaves build new lives, while documenting nearly every aspect of the post-Civil War experience. As a result, the Freedmen’s Bureau records are among the most valuable sources of information on African American genealogy. #DiscoverFreedmen

From 1865 to 1872, the Freedmen’s Bureau helped tens of thousands of freed slaves build new lives, while documenting nearly every aspect of the post-Civil War experience. As a result, the Freedmen’s Bureau records are among the most valuable sources of information on African American genealogy. #DiscoverFreedmen

Freedmen’s Bureau Project - Marriage Certificate #DiscoverFreedmen

Freedmen’s Bureau Project - Marriage Certificate #DiscoverFreedmen

In 1865 Louisiana, Captain Robert Cooper from the Freedman’s Bureau is sent to investigate a rash of strange murders and disappearances. His unexpected arrival in Williamstown is met with a mix of anger and suspicion.  With gangs of demobilized Confederate soldiers roaming the woods, Cooper is quick to realize that his job may be harder than first expected. Yet, the terror that plagues the farms and plantations around Williamstown cannot be easily explained away. Something is in the woods…

In 1865 Louisiana, Captain Robert Cooper from the Freedman’s Bureau is sent to investigate a rash of strange murders and disappearances. His unexpected arrival in Williamstown is met with a mix of anger and suspicion. With gangs of demobilized Confederate soldiers roaming the woods, Cooper is quick to realize that his job may be harder than first expected. Yet, the terror that plagues the farms and plantations around Williamstown cannot be easily explained away. Something is in the woods…

I am volunteering a minimum of an hour per week!!!! Shenda:)  Juneteenth: Discover Your Roots Using Freedmen’s Bureau Records

I am volunteering a minimum of an hour per week!!!! Shenda:) Juneteenth: Discover Your Roots Using Freedmen’s Bureau Records

Freedmen's Bureau

Freedmen's Bureau

A national effort launched Friday will connect African Americans with their Civil War-era ancestors through the release of million Freedmen's Bureau digitized images containing 4 million names.

UpFront with NGS: Freedmen’s Bureau Records -- Volunteer indexing effort of 4 million freed slave records underway

UpFront with NGS: Freedmen’s Bureau Records -- Volunteer indexing effort of 4 million freed slave records underway

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