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 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

Arkansas, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1864-1872 — FamilySearch.org

Arkansas, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1864-1872 — FamilySearch.org

JUNETEENTH, JUNE 19, 1865  |   came to mark a new beginning and a true independence day for African American Texans. The first official Texas Juneteenth celebration was organized by the Freedmen’s Bureau and it was held in Austin in 1867.   For many years resolutions recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day have been introduced in Congress by a number of senators and the hope is that some day, the Juneteenth is recognized as a national holiday.

JUNETEENTH, JUNE 19, 1865 | came to mark a new beginning and a true independence day for African American Texans. The first official Texas Juneteenth celebration was organized by the Freedmen’s Bureau and it was held in Austin in 1867. For many years resolutions recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day have been introduced in Congress by a number of senators and the hope is that some day, the Juneteenth is recognized as a national holiday.

United States Freedmen's Bureau, Records of Freedmen, 1865-1872 — FamilySearch.org

United States Freedmen's Bureau, Records of Freedmen, 1865-1872 — FamilySearch.org

The African-Native American Genealogy Blog: Freedmen's Bureau Served Indian Territory Also

The African-Native American Genealogy Blog: Freedmen's Bureau Served Indian Territory Also

Over the weekend I posted about the attack on Captain William H. Rock (left), the Freedman’s Bureau agent in Fort Bend County, Texas. Rock was a former USCT officer who joined the Freedmen’s Bureau in mid-1866, and spent two full years, December 1866 to December 1868, as the agent in Fort Bend County, one of the longest tenures in such a position in

Over the weekend I posted about the attack on Captain William H. Rock (left), the Freedman’s Bureau agent in Fort Bend County, Texas. Rock was a former USCT officer who joined the Freedmen’s Bureau in mid-1866, and spent two full years, December 1866 to December 1868, as the agent in Fort Bend County, one of the longest tenures in such a position in

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 take a closer look.

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 take a closer look.

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

This New Initiative Will Help You Discovery Your Ancestry By Digitizing And Making Freedman’s Bureau Records Available Online | Rewinding Black

This New Initiative Will Help You Discovery Your Ancestry By Digitizing And Making Freedman’s Bureau Records Available Online | Rewinding Black

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