Freedmen’s Bureau Freed Slave Records Indexing Kicks Off in Houston

Linda Carrillo and Jesse Williams complete their first indexed name from Freedmen’s Bureau records. Photo by Jennifer Martino.

A thrill of victory filled the air at the Klein Texas Stake Family History Center in north Houston as Jesse Williams, president of the Houston chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, successfully completed his first attempt at indexing records from the Freedmen’s Bureau Project. Mr. Williams, a 35-year Army veteran, became interested in genealogy at the death of his mother five years ago. He will lead the chapter’s 50 members as they join thousands of online volunteers to prepare these records for public access.  Read the full article.

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A genealogy hobbyist who has been honoring ancestors and families across Texas and the US since 1989!

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