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[TX] Lloyd Bockstruck\ís Column is Back

Lloyd Bockstruck\ís Column is Back in the Dallas Morning News - and on the Freedmen\ís Bureau Marriage Records This Week
Leland Meitzler[email] @ 3:54 pm Sat, Nov 20, 2004

Lloyd Bockstruckís column is back in the Dallas Morning News. It didnít take the editors long to realize that we wanted the column to stay. Following is an excerpt from this weekís Texas Living Genealogy column.

Most of the Freedmenís Bureau marriage records are dated 1865-66. The earliest, however, is dated Feb. 7, 1850. The records have been microfilmed and are arranged by state.

The most disappointing states were Florida, Georgia and Texas because they did not maintain such records.

There are several hundred marriage records, however, for the states of Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.

Marriage Records of the Office Commissioner, Washington Headquarters of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1861-1869 is a five-roll set of microfilm containing this important resource for black family history.

The Dallas Genealogical Society has presented the Dallas Public Library with a set.

There's more! Continue reading Lloyd Bockstruck\ís Column is Back in the Dallas Morning News - and on the Freedmen\ís Bureau Marriage Records This Week (161 words).

Filed under: African American, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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