Freedmen's Bureau Labor Contracts

Bernice Bennett
Aug 6, 2021
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Rules Governing Contracts
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Smithsonian Archives
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Louisiana
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Case Study
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South Carolina
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Announcements/prizes
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Questions/answers
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About this webinar

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.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Bernice Alexander Bennett is an award-winning author, genealogist, nationally recognized guest speaker, storyteller, and producer-host of the popular Research at the National Archives and Beyond BlogTalkRadio program. She is also the first recipie
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  1. WV
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    3 months ago

    Very rich with information and practical advice.

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  2. WV
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    3 months ago

    It pays to understand what the contract actually says and where to find the contracts. I was surprised to see a man could serve in the Civil War and still get a labor contract. For some reason I thought a person could not do both.

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  3. WV
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    3 months ago

    Great information.

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  4. WV
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    3 months ago

    Just amazing! I learned so much and I feel like I can hit the ground running. Well-presented and accessible for even one like myself who had no prior knowledge of this subject.

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  5. WV
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    3 months ago

    Good information

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  6. WV
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    3 months ago

    Bernice’s presentation was informative and I appreciate all of the examples that were included in her presentation. I plan to listen again. Thank you Bernice and Legacy Family Tree.

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  7. WV
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    3 months ago

    Great information!

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  8. WV
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    3 months ago

    Oh my goodness!!! This was an excellent webinar!!! I learned sooooo much about Freedmen’s Bureau records that I had no idea existed!!! The presenter gave so many practical and useful tips for searching these records. Her case studies were very helpful also. Thanks for hosting this. I can’t wait to start searching for my ancestors! What I learned today will possibly help me to break down brick walls so I can tell our family’s story.

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