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The Names of 1.8 Million Emancipated Slaves Are Now Searchable.
The Freedman’s Bureau Project and FamilySearch allows African Americans to recover their family history in a database that now includes “the names of nearly 1.8 million men, women and children” recorded by Freedman’s Bureau workers and entered by Freedman’s Bureau Project volunteers 150 years later.
This database will give millions of people descended from both former slaves and white Civil War refugees the ability to find their ancestors.
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