From the Summer 2007 issue of "Prologue" - Pre-Bureau Records and Civil War African American Genealogy

 

Since this article appeared, many of the Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (Record Group 105) have been digitized.  To find out if a microfilm publication is available online, see the Digitization at the National Archives webpage at http://www.archives.gov/digitization/digitized-by-partners.html  Please note that some of the websites are subscription based, but free-of-charge from any National Archives and Records Administration research facility