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United States, Freedmen's Bureau, Freedmen's Court Records, 1865-1872

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Index and images of records relating to Freedmen's court cases including proceedings, registers of cases tried, charges and specifications, papers, fines imposed, and affidavits. The Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (often called the Freedmen’s Bureau) was created in 1865 at the end of the American Civil War to supervise relief efforts including education, health care, food and clothing, refugee camps, legalization of marriages, employment, labor contracts, and securing back pay, bounty payments and pensions.

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"United States, Freedmen's Bureau, Freedmen's Court Records, 1865-1872." Database with images. FamilySearch. http://FamilySearch.org : accessed 2018. Citing various NARA microfilm publications. Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1861-1880, RG 105. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration.

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