Ancestry.com makes Freedman’s Bureau records available digitally for first time

By Axios

Ancestry.com opened the world’s largest digitized and searchable collection of Freedmen’s Bureau and Freedmen’s Bank records to the public this week.Why it matters: Free access to these records kept during Reconstruction can help African Americans find missing family links prior to 1870.Get market news worthy of your time with Axios Markets. Subscribe for free.The big picture: The Freedmen’s Bureau was established in the South in 1865, as the Civil War wound down, to help formerly enslaved peopl

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