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
- 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