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Basics of African-Native American Genealogy

— Presented by Angela Walton-Raji — Many African-American families have a family story of an ancestor who was said to be of Native American ancestry. In most cases, there is little knowledge of how this can be studied. This lecture looks at the types of records in which many “blended families” can be examined.

Digital Collection Highlight: The Freedman’s Bureau Records

This is an image of a Freedman's Bureau record with the post title imposed on top of the image.

The Freedmen’s Bureau was established in 1865 to help emancipated individuals transition from slavery to citizenship after the Civil War. The Bureau provided food, housing, education, and medical care. Millons of records were created and the names of hundreds of thousands of formerly enslaved were systematically recorded for the first time in United States history. … Read more . . .