S01 E03: African American Genealogy: Using Freedmen Bureau Labor Contracts

Freedmen Bureau records are a critical resource for African American genealogical research. It would have been impossible for the Genealogy Adventures team to reconstruct many of our enslaved family lines without this vital resource. In terms of African American genealogy research, using Freedmen Bureau labor contracts can open door after door of discoveries in your research.

LINKS

Freedmen’s Bureau records main page on FamilySearch (FREE):

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/African_American_Freedmen%27s_Bureau_Records 

 Freedmen’s Bureau Work Contracts main page (FREE): 

https://www.familysearch.org/wiki/en/United_States,Freedmen%27s_Bureau_Labor_Contracts,_Indenture_and_Apprenticeship_Records%28FamilySearch_Historical_Records

Burrell Yeldell’s work contract:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9ZG-Y3KL?cc=2127881&i=526

Martha Brooks’ contract:

https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89ZG-Y9CX?cc=2127881&i=170


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Whether you’re new to genealogy, don’t have the time to pursue your own research, or have a stubborn brick wall you just can’t break through: you can hire one of our experienced research team who will happily work with you to achieve your genealogy research goals. As the first Black-owned genealogy research company, our African American genealogists excel at African American genealogy! As African Americans with caucasian ancestors – our genealogists are just as experienced in researching European-descended American ancestry.

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