The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands (or Freedmen’s Bureau in short) was a federal government agency set up after the end of the US Civil War to aid freed slaves.The Bureau’s job was to help solve many of the everyday issues encountered by newly freed slaves.But one woman has found a clever solution to save your leftovers - and it will revolutionise your meal prep.
These women happen to have different last names, so the test companies would not have known that they were related to each other. It is designed to assist people in finding Freedmen’s Bureau records.
These indexes date from 1719 to 1996 and contain some 220,000 names.
The information contained in each index is fairly extensive and lists the voter's name, residence, name of spouse, occupation, employer, gender, race, maiden name, date of birth and sometimes even the number of pigs owned.
These lists are very useful to consult especially since the status of many soldiers changed during the war.
For example, soldiers that were initially reported as killed in action sometimes had their status later changed to wounded or prisoner of war. [World War I Killed in Action Records] England – Find My Past has put online a collection of Nottinghamshire parish records. Included are some 850,000 baptism records (1538 to 1980), some 690,000 marriage records (1528 to 1929) and over 240,000 burial records (1539 to 1905).
Many of these records are online, but are scattered across the internet.