Black Family Research, Records of Post­Civil War Federal Agencies at the National Archives

This reference information paper describes three post–Civil War Federal agencies’ records housed at NARA in Washington, DC, and College Park, MD: the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands; the Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company; and the Commissioners of Claims. Records of these agencies often provide considerable personal data about the African American family and [...]