Using the Freedmen's Bureau to Find Your Ancestors Video Download

Stumped in your search for African-American ancestors? This presentation will help you discover a free online treasure trove of nearly 2 million post-Civil War records and show you how to find the answers you’re after.
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If you’ve hit a brick wall researching your African-American ancestors, answers from the crucial period immediately after the Civil War await you in the 1.7 million digital images of the Freedmen’s Bureau Project. This essential free resource, recently added to FamilySearch, can reveal marriage, court, land, education, medical, and labor records and many more clues to your ancestors.

In this video presentation, you’ll get the inside scoop on how to make the most of Freedmen’s Bureau records from the expert behind the project at FamilySearch.

What you’ll learn:

  • What was the Freedmen’s Bureau?
  • What records were kept during the operation of the bureau?
  • How can you find your ancestor’s Freedmen’s Bureau records online?
  • How do you zoom in on a single collection or search across multiple collections?
  • How should you interpret your results to learn even more?

About the Presenter

Thom Reed is the Senior Marketing Manager for FamilySearch International and was instrumental in getting the Freedmen's Bureau Project completed. Since May 2015, he has served on the Board of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society(AAHGS) – Utah Chapter.

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SKU R6177
Product Type Video Download
Runtime 30 minutes
File Type MP4, PDF
Author/Speaker/Editor Thom Reed
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