This is good news, great partnership. Thanks for sharing the information Dick Eastman. These records will be vital for anyone research African American and Refugees. Thank you to all the individuals who spent time indexing these records. I can’t wait to access them.
A project to index the records of 4 million freed African-American slaves is now completed, almost a year to the day after the project was launched by the LDS Church’s FamilySearch International genealogy service with an announcement June 19 of last year at the California African American Museum in Los Angeles.
The Freedmen’s Bureau Project has marshaled the efforts of 18,940 volunteers working coast to coast in the United States and Canada, uncovering the names of nearly 1.8 million of some 4 million pre-Civil War era slaves.
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