Between 1840 and 1910, U.S. censuses included fantastic "extras" that don't appear on the population schedules we know and love.
These special censuses may tell us when an ancestor died; details about their work lives, health or military service; and even where
to look for more records about them. Better yet, a lot of these are online! Learn how to find and use Veterans, Mortality, Slave,
Agriculture, Manufacturer and Social Statistics Schedules from the author of Family Tree Magazine's workbook on special censuses.
Freedmenís Bureau Project
This vital indexing project created from the partnerships of FamilySearch, NARA, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture,
the Afro-American Historical & Genealogy Society, and California African American Museum will help African Americans reconnect with their Civil War-era
ancestors. Supportive volunteers are needed to take these valuable historical records and index them so that they are available to the public. For more
info, see discoverfreedmen.org