The Freedman’s Bureau Project, African American Records

The Freedmen’s Bureau was organized near the end of the American Civil War to assist newly freed slaves in 15 states and the District of Columbia. Many details were collected and more than a million records are now available online to help you research your African American roots. Read more about this important US collection here.

What This Free Genealogy Site Includes:

  • information on slavery, Civil War, and reconstruction era African American men, women and children
  • details to be found include names, locations of residence, birth, marriage and death details, employment and other life events
  • records consist of labor contracts, marriage records, educational records, bank records, land records, murders and more

Research Locations:

  • United States
  • Washington DC
  • Southern USA States

Visit The Freedmen’s Bureau Project

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