resources | Lowcountry Africana http://www.lowcountryafricana.com African American Genealogy and History in SC, GA and FL Wed, 08 Jun 2016 16:31:29 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Freedmen’s Bureau Records ~ Reading the Descriptive Pamphlet Can Lead You to Treasures http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/freedmens-bureau-records-reading-the-descriptive-pamphlet-can-lead-you-to-treasures/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/freedmens-bureau-records-reading-the-descriptive-pamphlet-can-lead-you-to-treasures/#respond Sun, 22 Mar 2015 20:41:51 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14523 FamilySearch has digitized all 106 reels of microfilm of the NARA micropublication Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). We dare say that there is scarcely a collection more significant for breaking through the 1870 brick wall than Freedmen’s Bureau […]

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Going in Depth ~ SC Freedmen’s Bureau Labor Contracts http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/going-in-depth-sc-freedmens-bureau-labor-contracts/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/going-in-depth-sc-freedmens-bureau-labor-contracts/#respond Sat, 21 Mar 2015 18:00:18 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14561   FamilySearch has digitized all 106 microfilm reels in the NARA series Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). This digital collection is titled South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872. This post is one of a series of posts with […]

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SC Freedmen’s Bureau Records: USCT Bounty Claims http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/sc-freedmens-bureau-records-usct-bounty-claims/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/sc-freedmens-bureau-records-usct-bounty-claims/#respond Fri, 20 Mar 2015 02:55:48 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14645 The post SC Freedmen’s Bureau Records: USCT Bounty Claims appeared first on Lowcountry Africana.

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Going In Depth ~ A Look at Some of the Richest Record Types in SC Freedmen’s Bureau Records http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/going-in-depth-a-look-at-some-of-the-richest-record-types-in-sc-freedmens-bureau-records/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/going-in-depth-a-look-at-some-of-the-richest-record-types-in-sc-freedmens-bureau-records/#comments Thu, 19 Mar 2015 00:24:09 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14241 Rations Lists (AKA Register of Destitutes): Lists of Elders By Plantation, Before 1870 Rations lists (sometimes labeled “Register of Destitutes,” “Register of Those to Whom Rations Were Issued,” etc.) are among the richest records in FamilySearch’s collection South Carolina Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872. When General Rufus Saxton assumed responsibility for the operation of the Freedmen’s […]

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African American Genealogy: Searching Online Records in SC? Don’t Forget These Valuable Resources! http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/african-american-genealogy-searching-online-records-in-sc-dont-forget-these-valuable-resources/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/african-american-genealogy-searching-online-records-in-sc-dont-forget-these-valuable-resources/#respond Sat, 07 Mar 2015 05:16:12 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=11149 FamilySearch South Carolina Collections (current to Dec 2013):   FamilySearch Collections: Title Records Last Updated South Carolina, Births and Christenings, 1846-1935 14,805 9 Mar 2012 South Carolina, Civil War Service Records of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 1,195,302 21 Apr 2012 South Carolina, Deaths, 1915-1943 636,445 31 Dec 2011 South Carolina, Deaths, 1944-1955 231,138 27 Mar 2010 […]

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Marriage and Divorce Records for Charleston, Strawberry Ferry, Johns Island, and Camden, 1865-1866 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/marriage-and-divorce-records-for-charleston-strawberry-ferry-johns-island-and-camden-1865-1866/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/marriage-and-divorce-records-for-charleston-strawberry-ferry-johns-island-and-camden-1865-1866/#respond Mon, 29 Dec 2014 07:09:10 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=10528 Source: United States, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands. Marriage and Divorce Records for Charleston, Strawberry Ferry, Johns Island, and Camden, 1865-1866. South Carolina Department of Archives and History, Series Number .F601301, Record Group Number 601300. Notation at top of journal: “Marriage records from an old book used by Rev. Mansfield French, Chaplain in […]

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Newly Released SC Probate Records: a Treasure Trove for African American Genealogy http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/newly-released-sc-probate-records-a-treasure-trove-for-african-american-genealogy/ Sat, 04 Oct 2014 21:36:24 +0000 http://blog.lowcountryafricana.net/?p=2620 FamilySearch recently released more than 875,000 digital images of South Carolina county probate records. These new records, previously available only in county probate offices or on microfilm, may now be browsed online at FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org). The newly released records are organized into two collections, South Carolina Probate Records, Bound Volumes, 1671-1977 (222,656 images) and South Carolina Probate Records, […]

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South Carolina Historical Society Finding Aids Online http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/south-carolina-historical-society-placing-finding-aids-online/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/south-carolina-historical-society-placing-finding-aids-online/#respond Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:42:14 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=11001 The South Carolina Historical Society, one of the richest archives for Lowcountry genealogy research, has placed their finding aids online. Planning a research trip to Charleston? Be sure to bookmark the South Carolina Historical Society’s Finding Aids page so you can identify records to view and hit the ground running when you arrive! What Are […]

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Accessing and Navigating the New FamilySearch Collection "South Carolina, Freedmen’s Bureau Records, 1865-1872" http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/accessing-and-navigating-the-new-familysearch-collection-south-carolina-freedmens-bureau-records-1865-1872/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/accessing-and-navigating-the-new-familysearch-collection-south-carolina-freedmens-bureau-records-1865-1872/#respond Fri, 27 Dec 2013 23:50:30 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14223 FamilySearch Has Digitized Freedmen’s Bureau Records for South Carolina Social networks are abuzz today with the happy news that FamilySearch has digitized all 106 rolls of the microfilm series Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). This new collection of […]

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FamilySearch Digitizes Freedmen’s Bureau Records for SC http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/familysearch-digitizes-freedmens-bureau-records-for-sc/ http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/familysearch-digitizes-freedmens-bureau-records-for-sc/#respond Fri, 27 Dec 2013 11:06:17 +0000 http://www.lowcountryafricana.com/?p=14212 FamilySearch this week digitized all 106 rolls of the microfilm series Records of the Field Offices for the State of South Carolina, Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands, 1865–1872 (NARA Micropublication M1910). This new collection of 118,737 images is one of the most significant for tracing formerly enslaved ancestors in South Carolina. The 106 […]

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