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From 1865 to 1872, the Freedmen’s Bureau helped tens of thousands of freed slaves build new lives, while documenting nearly every aspect of the post-Civil War experience. As a result, the Freedmen’s Bureau records are among the most valuable sources of information on African American genealogy. #DiscoverFreedmen
Some Genealogy Records Have No Names - We get so used to searching for people in our family tree by name, that it might not even occur to us to search for them without a name. Join Crista Cowan as she shares some specific examples of instances when people are not recorded by name. She'll share search tips and tricks so you can find those records. Then, she will show you how those records are still of great genealogical value.
Copies of Records from FamilySearch.com| Copies of Records from FamilySearch.com| With the electronic age, the FamilySearch.com (Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah) will now be able to scan a copy of a requested document, info from microfilm, book, record, CD, vital record, deed, etc. into digital format (JPG or PDF) and attach to your email address to be sent to you. All of this is free of charge. They do limit just 5 such requests a month per person. #free #familysearch
CORNISH SURNAMES: proportion of Tre, Pol, Pen surnames in the 1861 Census (Bernard Deacon). 'In mid and west Cornwall, west of the Camel-Fowey line, Cornish remained the vernacular language into the 16th century and later. And in this area bynames also remained fluid well into the 1500s. It was no coincidence that the pattern in the western zone resembled that of Wales, with many families not adopting fixed surnames until the 1500s.' ✫ღ⊰n