EXTRA EXTRA – NEW TODAY! Ancestry has announced the addition of the Freedmen’s Bureau and Freedman Bank Records available for free!  This is 3.5 million records that is a huge benefit for those researching their African American and poor or indigent white ancestors in the post Civil War era.  The Freedmen’s Bureau created numerous records in many subsets from land, bank, school, pension, correspondence and more records.  The cool part is that these records are now searchable and hint-able on Ancestry.

? Nicka Smith on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/WhoIsNickaSmith  

? Nicka Smith on the Web – https://www.whoisnickasmith.com/ 

? Freedmen’s Bureau Guides https://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/freedmens-bureau

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