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Getting to grips with the USA 1866 Cohabitation Records (aka Register of Colored Persons)

This video covers the US 1866 Cohabitation Records. These records were produced by the Freedmen’s Bureau in many of the pre-Civil War slave owning states. They are an invaluable resource for those tracing their American slave ancestors.

For more information about the 1866 Cohabitation records, please visit: https://familysearch.org/learn/wiki/en/Cohabitation_Records

Click below to access the registers for a specific state:

3 thoughts on “Getting to grips with the USA 1866 Cohabitation Records (aka Register of Colored Persons)

  1. This web site truly has all the information and facts I needed about this subject and didn’t know who to ask.

  2. Amazing things here. I am very happy to see your post. Thank you so much and I’m having a look ahead to contact you.

  3. Hello, Thank you for the helpful video! Do you have new links for Georgia and Alabama? Neither seem to be working. I tried going directly to Family Search but the Wiki only listed file numbers for Alabama and had no data for Georgia. I am not sure where to search now for this vital info.

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