Marcus McCracken Freedman's Bureau Contract Work Record 1866

Looking for  a Marcus McCracken Freedman's Bureau Contract Work Record 1866.  Markus was a former slave in Newberry, Whitmire, Saluda, Cromer  South Carolina... He was married to Emaline Davis daughter of Caroline Barnes of Laurens, S. C. Children were Jemima, Abraham, Wesley and Tenant McCracken.  Entered into a work contract with Margaret McCracken.

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    Thanks for posting your query on History Hub!

    If there is no one else out there who has information on Marcus McCracken's work contract, you will have no choice but to examine the appropriate microfilm rolls yourself (which are now digitized). You will need to determine which Freedmen's Bureau field office in South Carolina, was closest to the county where Marcus lived. Then you will need to examine the appropriate microfilm roll for that field office. Again, all of the Freedmen's Bureau microfilm has not been digitized and made available online.

    For more information on how to do this type of research, feel free to reach out to our office directly via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.

    Sincerely,

    Archives 1 Reference Branch (RR1R)
    RR1R-24-38877-DD

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  •  

    Thanks for posting your query on History Hub!

    If there is no one else out there who has information on Marcus McCracken's work contract, you will have no choice but to examine the appropriate microfilm rolls yourself (which are now digitized). You will need to determine which Freedmen's Bureau field office in South Carolina, was closest to the county where Marcus lived. Then you will need to examine the appropriate microfilm roll for that field office. Again, all of the Freedmen's Bureau microfilm has not been digitized and made available online.

    For more information on how to do this type of research, feel free to reach out to our office directly via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.

    Sincerely,

    Archives 1 Reference Branch (RR1R)
    RR1R-24-38877-DD

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