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Dear Ms. Smith,
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We suggest that you begin by looking at the census for Worth County during that time period. We searched the National Archives Catalog and located the Population Schedules for the 1890 Census (M407), the Population Schedules for the 1900 Census (T623) and the Population Schedules for the 1910 Census (T624) in the Records of the Bureau of the Census (Record Group 29) but unfortunately, schedules for Worth County, GA have not been digitized. For access to M407, T623 & T624, please contact the National Archives at Washington, DC - Textual Reference (RDT1) via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that the Georgia census schedule for 1890 was partially destroyed in a fire at the Commerce Department.
M407, T623 & T624 have been digitized by Ancestry. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the National Archives has partnered with Ancestry to make the vast majority of their NARA-digitized holdings freely available to the public. Anyone with Internet access may create an account, access NARA records, and use other Ancestry resources, such as their educational offerings and family tree-maker application. For more information see Ancestry’s announcement -- “Free At-Home Education Resources From Ancestry® and Access to Nearly 500M National Archives Records”.
For information about the Black communities in Georgia directly after the Civil War, we suggest reviewing the Freedmen's Bureau records. We located 446 series pertaining to Georgia in the Records of the Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands (Record Group 105) that may be of interest. Many of these records have been microfilmed and are available for viewing at RDT1. For more information about the records, please review NARA’s Website at https://www.archives.gov/research/african-americans/freedmens-bureau and/or contact RDT1.
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.
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
Thank you Rebecca ,
Thank you. The information is very helpful.