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SC Freedmen's Bureau Records On Line

For those of you who research South Carolina (and I know a number of you do) Family Search has given you the ultimate Christmas Gift..Freedmen's Bureau Record Group 105 1865-1872 all 106 microfilm reels. Like the 203 microfilm reels of Virginia FB RG 105..this is a goldmine.

Unlike the Virginia records which are also at Family Search and indexed by name, the South Carolina records are not indexed, but you can BROWSE each reel (before you start complaining that they are not indexed, remember you can look at these records, at home, in your PJ's). Take a look, I strongly recommend that you READ the DESCRIPTIVE PAMPHLET so you get an idea of how things are arranged and what is available.

https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2127881

Toni Carrier who created and maintains the Low Country Africana Website has just posted a great overview of this Record Set which will get you started.

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