Maryland and Delaware, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872 is a free collection at FamilySearch with images of Freedmen’s Bureau records created for freed slaves and African Americans after the US Civil War.


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What Can I Learn from Freedmen’s Bureau Records?


These records may include:

  • Name of the freedman
  • Name of the freedman’s former owner
  • Date of the record
  • Birthplace
  • Residence
  • Age
  • Bride
  • Groom
  • Marriage date
  • Marriage place



How Can Freedmen’s Bureau Records Help Me Find Other Records?


With information from these records you may be able to:

  • Search the 1850 and 1860 slave schedules
  • Determine if there are plantation records where the slave may have lived
  • Search land and probate records for bill of sales
  • Search court records


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