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Saturday, July 11, 2015

DiscoverFreedmen: When you know where you come from

"When you know where you come from, there's an aura about yourself. You have a level of pride and security no matter what's going on in the world, no matter what world events are happening. When you know who you are, where you come from, regardless of the story, whether good or bad, it brings some healing, restoration."
 Source: Monique Lampkin, found her ancestors in the Freedmen's Bureau records.


Ol' Myrt here asks each of her followers to contribute 30 minutes each week in July 2015 to this massive indexing project. That will surely get the ball rolling.

1. Learn more about the project at
2. Create a account, if you don't already have one. You'll be asked to download a small indexing program that permits online and offline indexing options.
3. When selecting projects to download, choose one of the Freedmens Record sets as shown below:

IMAGE: screen capture from

The FamilySearch Indexing process involves at least two sets of eyes on each image. Do you best. Ol' Myrt has created a Google Sheet if you'd like to keep track of your numbers here:

Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt :)
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