Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts - free webinar by Bernice Alexander Bennett, now online for limited time
The recording of today's webinar by Bernice Alexander Bennett, "Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.comfor free for a limited time.
The Records of the Field Offices for the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1863-1872 (RG 105) consist of an array of documents created after the Civil War. This session will focus specifically on the genealogical value of exploring freedmen’s labor contracts to include the location of the contract, plantation name and owner of the plantation, names of the laborer and his/her family, and terms of the contract. Several examples will be discussed to show how the contract terms are written and monitored in several States and communities.
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