2 Replies Latest reply on Mar 2, 2021 8:07 PM by Carol Hazel

    Seeking origins of freed slaves in/around Siler City, NC


      I'm interested in any Information about the origins of freed slaves in/around Siler City, North Carolina from the 1800s.

        • Re: Seeking origins of freed slaves in/around Siler City, NC
          Rebecca Collier Ranger

          Dear Mr. Siler,


          Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!


          We searched the National Archives Catalog and located 63 series in the Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (Record Group 105) pertaining to North Carolina. The NC State Records are available as National Archives Microfilm Publication No.  M843 and the NC Field Offices are available as Microfilm Publication No. M1909. For access to these series M843, and M1909, please contact  the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at archives1reference@nara.gov.


          Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and pursuant to guidance received from the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), NARA has adjusted its normal operations to balance the need of completing its mission-critical work while also adhering to the recommended social distancing for the safety of NARA staff. As a result of this re-prioritization of activities, you may experience a delay in receiving an initial acknowledgement as well as a substantive response to your reference request from RDT1. We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding and patience.


          For more about the Freedmen’s Bureau records, please review NARA’s web pages at African American Records: Freedmen's Bureau.


          We also suggest that you contact the Chatham County Historical Association; the State Archives of North Carolina; and the Historical Society of North Carolina for local information about Freedmen in Chatham County. NC.


          We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!


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          • Re: Seeking origins of freed slaves in/around Siler City, NC
            Carol Hazel Newbie

            I'm seeking information about my Great Great, Great,  great grandfather, William K. Siler, who was said to be a Mulatto, Born, April, 1840 so, in North Carolina. Any assistance you can give would be appreciated.