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| start_year = 1865
| end_year = 1872
| alt_flag = Flag_of_the_United_State_(1863-1865).png
| alt_flag_desc = US Flag 1863-1865 (35 stars)
| micro_pub_nr = M742
| micro_pub_title =[http://www.archives.gov/research/microfilm/m742.pdf Selected Series of Records Issued by the Commissioner of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands, 1865-1872]
| NAID = 434
| language =
| FS_URL_01 = [[GuidedResearch:United States|United States Guided Research]]| FS_URL_02 = [[United States Record Finder]]| FS_URL_03 = [[United States Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]| FS_URL_04 =[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2427901?collectionNameFilter=false Records of the Assistant Commissioner] | FS_URL_02 FS_URL_05 =[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/2427894?collectionNameFilter=false Superintendent of Education and the Division of Education Records] | FS_URL_03 FS_URL_06 =[https://familysearch.org/search/collection/1417695?collectionNameFilter=true Freedmen’s Bank] | FS_URL_04 FS_URL_07 =[[African American Freedmen's Bureau Records]] | FS_URL_05 FS_URL_08 =[[Quick Guide to African American Records]] | FS_URL_06 FS_URL_09 =[[African American Research]] | FS_URL_07 = | FS_URL_08 = | FS_URL_09 = | FS_URL_10 = [[United States]]
| RW_URL_01 =[http://mappingthefreedmensbureau.com/ Mapping the Freedmen's Bureau]
| RW_URL_02 =[http://www.archives.gov/publications/prologue/1997/summer/freedmens-bureau-records.html Freedmen's Bureau Records: An Overview]
| RW_URL_03 =[http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/freedmens-bureau/general-admin-records.pdf NARA Reference Report]
| RW_URL_04 =[https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?from=fhd&dps_pid=IE6856148&from=fhd Preliminary Inventory Washington Headquarters]
| RW_URL_05 =[http://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/freedmens-bureau/highlights.html NARA Selected Images of bureau records]
| RW_URL_06 =[http://www.archives.gov/research/guide-fed-records/groups/105.html NARA Collection Description Record Group 105]
*Records of the Commissioner: Some of the records relate to offices and civilians who worked for the bureau
*Records of the Chief Disbursing Officer: Some of the records relate to the payment of claims for veterans
*Records of the [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10478198 Land Division: ] Some collections will identify the property owner of abandoned and confiscated lands *Records of the [https://catalog.archives.gov/id/10478199 Chief Medical Officer: ] Managed the hospitals and dispensaries and the treatment of patients
*Records of the Claims Division: Helped veterans with claims for bounties, pensions and back pay
*Education Division: Worked with societies in establishing and maintaining local schools. Some records identify teachers
*Freedmen's Branch Office,1872-1879
*Records of the Assistant Adjutant General
*Records of the Chief Disbursing Officer  === Related Publication === *[https://www.familysearch.org/search/catalog/748061?availability=Family%20History%20Library Jacqueline A. Lawson. ''An index of African Americans identified in selected records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen and Abandoned Lands.'' Bowie, Maryland : Heritage Books, 1995. FHL 973 F2Lja]
===To Browse This Collection===
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=== Research Helps ===
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* [[US Military Basic Search Strategies]]
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* [[Locating a Confederate Civil War Soldier (1861–1865)]]
* [[Locating a Union Civil War Soldier (1861-1865)]]
* [[GuidedResearch:United States|United States Guided Research]]
* [[United States Record Finder]]
* [[United States Research Tips and Strategies|Research Tips and Strategies]]
== General Information About Freedmen's Bureau Records ==
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==Citing This Collection==
 
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;Collection Citation:"United States, Freedmen's Bureau, Records of the Commissioner, 1865-1872." Images. <i>FamilySearch</i>. <nowiki>http://FamilySearch.org</nowiki> : accessed 2017. Citing NARA microfilm publications M742 and M752. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1969 and 1973.{{Collection_Published}}
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