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Looking for My Babies: Freedmen Searching for Family

  • Fri, January 14, 2022
  • 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Online Virtual Program

Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research Presents -  

Looking for My Babies: Freedmen Searching for Family

Countless African American families experienced the traumatic displacement and loss of family members during slavery. In the wake of Emancipation, African Americans from all over the country desperately searched for their missing family members using such resources as the Freedmen’s Bureau and newspapers. These rich genealogical sources poignantly describe biographical information of the missing relative and applicant; reveal name aliases; offer distinguishing clues such as where and when the relative was last seen; provide a history of slave ownership; and identify migration patterns. Presented by guest speaker Ari Wilkins.

Register here: https://houstonlibrary.libcal.com/event/8425917

This event is offered by Houston Public Library - Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research. Please direct questions to cla.reference@houstontx.gov or 832-393-2600.

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