Uncovering Hidden History: The Freedmen’s Bureau Records (African American)

The Civil War profoundly impacted many lives from Delaware to Texas. Freedmen’s Bureau records are a treasure trove of information, extending beyond the experiences of freed enslaved to the families of Confederate soldiers who were wounded or killed in action, and others. They also provide data about ALL post-war impoverished Southerners. Those listed may have received rations, been declared destitute, sought to reclaim abandoned land, be party to a contract, attend school, be admitted to a hospital, & more. You might also find personal correspondence and transportation records to help unlock your family history.

Beyond Military Records: Uncovering Hidden Gems of the Civil War (Civil War)

We often focus on the military service and pension records created due to the Civil War. We’ll take a quick peak at these and then dive into the records most don’t explore. If you don’t look further, you are missing out on some gems like old soldier home, voter registration, Freedmen’s Bureau, Freedman’s Bank, artificial limb records, detailed maps, compensation claims, legislative petitions, relief for indigent spouses, newspapers, and more!

Beyond Military Records: Uncovering Hidden Gems of the Civil War (Civil War)

We often focus on the military service and pension records created due to the Civil War. We’ll take a quick peak at these and then dive into the records most don’t explore. If you don’t look further, you are missing out on some gems like old soldier home, voter registration, Freedmen’s Bureau, Freedman’s Bank, artificial limb records, detailed maps, compensation claims, legislative petitions, relief for indigent spouses, newspapers, and more!