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Dec 11, 2023

Unearthing History: Exploring the Bureau of Refugees Freedmen and Abandoned Lands (Webinar)

Freedmen's Bureau Marriage Record

The fascinating history and critical role of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands during the Reconstruction Era was the subject of this IAAM’s Center for Family History-hosted webinar. This engaging discussion provided insight into the Bureau’s establishment, its key objectives, and the wealth of genealogical information it contains.

Panelists also explored how researchers and genealogists utilize these invaluable records to trace African American ancestry, study the lives of freed slaves, and better understand the social, economic, and political landscape of the time.

This event provides an opportunity to learn from leading historians and genealogy experts as they bring the stories of the Freedmen’s Bureau to life.

Panelists include Angela Walton-Raji, Damani Davis, and Toni Carrier.