The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands is often simply referred to as the Freedmen's Bureau. Often as genealogists, we are aware of the Freedmen's Bureau, but do not fully realize the potential it holds for our genealogy research. Let's tak

Using Freedmen's Bureau Records Records in Genealogy Research

The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands is often simply referred to as the Freedmen's Bureau. Often as genealogists, we are aware of the Freedmen's Bureau, but do not fully realize the potential it holds for our genealogy research. Let's tak

President Lincon and Congress set up the Freedmen's Bureau to assist many poor blacks and whites. The Freedmen's Bureau was the first agency of the United States government to provide direct welfare assistance to citizens. After the war, the Bureau provided food, medical service, and transportation money to reunite families. The Freedmen's Bureau also set up hundreds of schools and found work for freedmen.

President Lincon and Congress set up the Freedmen's Bureau to assist many poor blacks and whites. The Freedmen's Bureau was the first agency of the United States government to provide direct welfare assistance to citizens. After the war, the Bureau provided food, medical service, and transportation money to reunite families. The Freedmen's Bureau also set up hundreds of schools and found work for freedmen.

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

Submitted transcription for Smithsonian Transcription Centre Freedmen's Bureau Project

Submitted transcription for Smithsonian Transcription Centre Freedmen's Bureau Project

Submitted transcription for Smithsonian Transcription Centre Freedmen's Bureau Project

Submitted transcription for Smithsonian Transcription Centre Freedmen's Bureau Project

The FamilySearch.org Blog has a post by Thom Reed entitled, " Breaking Through the 1879 Brick Wall: The Significance of the Freedmen's Bure...

The FamilySearch.org Blog has a post by Thom Reed entitled, " Breaking Through the 1879 Brick Wall: The Significance of the Freedmen's Bure...

Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau : race, gender, and public policy in the age of emancipation / Mary Farmer-Kaiser

Freedwomen and the Freedmen's Bureau : race, gender, and public policy in the age of emancipation / Mary Farmer-Kaiser

Amanuensis Monday: Mortimer Mitchell Mentioned In Freedmen's Bureau Land and Property Records #genealogy

Amanuensis Monday: Mortimer Mitchell Mentioned In Freedmen's Bureau Land and Property Records #genealogy

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Hopkins Turnout (Columbia), SC Register of Sick and Wounded, Freedmen’s Bureau Hospital, 1866-1867

Hopkins Turnout (Columbia), SC Register of Sick and Wounded, Freedmen’s Bureau Hospital, 1866-1867

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