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NARA - Freedmen's Bureau Marriage Records

A recent article in Prologue, a quarterly publication of the National Archives(available online).

In this article, the author discusses how each of the southern states enforced the 1865 order of Maj. General Oliver Otis Howard to solemnize (and record) marriages for the newly freed.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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