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The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (often called the Freedmen’s Bureau) was created in 1865 at the end of the American Civil War to supervise relief efforts including education, health care, food and clothing, refugee camps, legalization of marriages, employment, labor contracts, and securing back pay, bounty payments and pensions. These records include letters and endorsements sent and received, account books, applications for rations, applications for relief, court records, labor contracts, registers of bounty claimants, registers of complaints, registers of contracts, registers of disbursements, registers of freedmen issued rations, registers of patients, reports, rosters of officers and employees, special and general orders and circulars received, special orders and circulars issued, records relating to claims, court trials, property restoration, and homesteads. This collection corresponds with two NARA microfilm publications M843, Records of the Assistant Commissioner for the State of North Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1870 and M1909, Records of the Field Offices for the State of North Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872. For bureau personnel who held multiple positions, the title and terms field will display the last position held. For a list Freedmen's Bureau personnel see the appendix in the descriptive pamphlet. A descriptive pamphlet
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for North Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Assistant Commissioner Records, 1862-1870.|
|You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for North Carolina, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1863-1872.|
Record History, Content and Use
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|Don't overlook FHL Keyword North Carolina, Civil War items in the FamilySearch Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article North Carolina Archives and Libraries. For additional information about this state see the wiki article North Carolina Genealogy.|
- Mapping the Freedmen's Bureau
- NARA Freedmen's Bureau Records: An Overview
- NARA A Genealogical Finding Aid
- NARA Select Images from Freedmen's Bureau Records
- The Freedmen's Bureau Online. Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands.
- Digital Library on American Slavery University of North Carolina Greensboro
- Publications of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project
- Suffolk University,Boston
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- "North Carolina, Freedmen Bureau Field Office Records, 1863-1872."Database with Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1909. National Archives and Records Administration. College Park, Maryland.
Record Citation (or citation for the index entry):
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- "North Carolina, Freedmen's Bureau Assistant Commissioner Records, 1862-1870." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2015. Citing NARA microfilm publication M843. National Archives and Records Administration. College Park, Maryland.
|The citation for an image is available on each image in this collection by clicking Show Citation at the bottom left of the image screen. You can browse through images in this collection by visiting the browse page for North Carolina, Freedmen's Bureau Assistant Commissioner Records, 1862-1870.|
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