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Next Meeting: Monday February 13th - 6:30 pm
in the NHCPL Main Library, Downtown Wilmington

Freedmen's Bureau Records

Diane L. Richard, professional genealogist and researcher will present on using the Freeman's Bureau Records for Genealogical Research.The impact of the Civil War was keenly felt by most of those living from DE to TX regardless of race or original circumstances. Many pertinent records are found in the Records of Field Offices for the various states. It is very important to note that a common misunderstanding is that this record group only encompasses records of freed slaves. While it does contain records of freedmen, it includes a lot information about ALL impoverished North Carolinians (and others), regardless of race. If a family tree contains confederate or union soldiers who were wounded or killed in action, their surviving parents, spouses or children might be found listed in these documents as they requested or received rations, were declared destitute, etc. If your ancestors were freed, they might also be found receiving rations, or being a party to a contract, etc. Or, maybe their children attended a school.

Learn all about these now easily accessible, yet underutilized and often misunderstood records – they just might tell you more about your civil war-era ancestors.


The 2016 Clarendon Courier will be going out in January 2017 as a single issue.
Due to unforeseen circumstances publication was delayed
but should be back on track this year.
Thank You!



THE ONHGS REGULAR GENERAL MEETINGS LOCATION IS
NEW HANOVER COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY
THE MAIN LIBRARY, 201 Chestnut, DOWNTOWN WILMINGTON-
New Hanover Room on the 3rd floor.
You can park on the 3rd floor parking deck
and enter the library from that entrance.
You can also exit from there.
Parking will be validated.




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