Tennessee, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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Tennessee, Freedmen's Bureau Field Office Records, 1865-1872 .
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|Tennessee, United States|
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|Record Type||Freedmen and Refugee records|
|Record Group||RG 105: Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands|
|Microfilm Publication||M1911. Records of the Field Offices for the State of Tennessee, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872. 89 rolls.|
|National Archives Identifier||434|
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What is in the Collection?
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 M1911, Records of the Field Offices for the State of Tennessee, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872.
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Collection History, Content and Use
For details about the contents of these records, their history, and help using them, see the wiki article: United States Freedmen’s Bureau Records (FamilySearch Historical Records)
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⇒Select the appropriate "Freedmen's Bureau Office or Subordinate Field Office Location"
⇒Select the appropriate "NARA Roll Number-Contents" which takes you to the images.
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|Don't overlook FHL Keyword Tennessee, Freedmen's Bureau items in the FamilySearch Library Catalog. For other libraries (local and national) or to gain access to items of interest, see the wiki article Tennessee Archives and Libraries. For additional information about this state see the wiki article Tennessee.|
- 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.
- Middle Tennessee State University Freedmen's Bureau Collection Rutherford County
- Tennessee State Library and Archives Employment and Nonpayment Rolls,1862-1863
- Publications of the Freedmen and Southern Society Project
- Suffolk University,Boston
Related Wiki Articles
- African American Freedmen's Bureau Records
- Quick Guide to African American Records
- African American Research
- African-American Resources for Tennessee
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Citing this Collection
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- "Tennessee, Freedmen's Bureau Records, 1865-1872." Images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2016. Citing NARA microfilm publication M1911. National Archives and Records Administration. College Park, Maryland.
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