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Freedmen's Bureau eXperience (Zoom)

Sat, Jun 19 2021
11:30am - 1:30pm Central
Virtual Branch
Age Group
For adults


Shamele Jordon
Full (waiting list)


Join professional genealogist Shamele Jordon as she introduces participants to aspects of the Freedmen’s Bureau. During this interactive two-hour workshop, participants will be guided through the methodology needed to effectively research in the Records of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (1863 - 1876). Participants will learn strategies and tools for exploring these records and then have an opportunity to deepen their knowledge with hands-on research in state breakout rooms. Registration is required. Registration will close at 12:00 pm the day before the scheduled program. Participants will be emailed a Zoom access code the day of the program. Please include your email in the registration. Please note: You must sign into the room prior to the start of the program. All start times are Central Time. Space is limited.


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