Reuniting the Black Family: Volunteers Index Freedmen’s Bureau Records

At its September meeting, members of the Houston Texas Chapter of the African-American Historical and Genealogical Society (AAHGS) heeded the “call to action” issued by FamilySearch as they received instruction on indexing Freedmen’s Bureau Records from volunteers of the Friendswood Texas Stake. Jesse Williams, chapter president, who had successfully learned…

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Freedmen’s Bureau Freed Slave Records Indexing Kicks Off in Houston

Freedmen's Bureau Indexing Project

A thrill of victory filled the air at the Klein Texas Stake Family History Center in north Houston as Jesse Williams, president of the Houston chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, successfully completed his first attempt at indexing records from the Freedmen’s Bureau Project. Mr. Williams, a 35-year…

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