IN THE AFTERMATH OF SLAVERY: FREEDMEN’S BUREAU RECORDS FOR FAMILY HISTORY
Monday, 13 April, 6:30 pm
1st Floor Morgan Room, High Point Public Library

When most slaves were freed in 1865, the US government set up an agency to assist them. The Freedmen’s Bureau helped with food aid, labor contracts, reunion of divided families, literacy, interracial conflict, and justice in local courts. What’s more, the records are freely available on-line in many instances. This free program will help you use these records to uncover ancestors as we approach the 150th anniversary of the end of widespread American slavery. Diane Richard, a certified genealogist and editor based in Raleigh, will lead us. A free program.

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