Freedmen's Bureau Abbreviations, Staff Rosters, and Style Sheets

As you transcribe and review, you may find it useful to verify names and information using the resources included below. If you have any information that should be added to these resources, or if you have any questions, please contact the Transcription Center team.

 

 

General Information

 

Freedmen's Bureau Abbreviations

 

A series of blog posts entitled, "Insights and Tips from a Volunpeer Expert," written by digital volunteer, Beth Graham, which provide further information and helpful hints on transcribing and reviewing the Freedmen's Bureau records: "Make a Lasting Difference: Become a Volunteer Transcription Reviewer;" "Transcribe with Style: Tips from a Smithsonian Transcription Center Volunteer;" and "Context Matters: When I get to the Bottom of a Definition."

 

State-Specific Freedmen's Bureau Information

 

Arkansas

 

Arkansas Assistant Commissioners and Field Office Staff List 

 

Counties in Arkansas

 

Mississippi 

 

Mississippi Assistant Commissioners and Field Office Staff List

 

Mississippi Freedmen's Bureau Transcription Style Sheet - by Digital Volunteer Beth Graham

 

Counties in Mississippi 

 

North Carolina 

 

Freedmen's Bureau North Carolina Staff List

 

Counties in North Carolina 

 

Digital Collections Family Records, State Archives of North Carolina and the State Library of North Carolina

 

South Carolina 

 

South Carolina Assistant Commissioners and Field Office Staff List 

 

Counties in South Carolina 

 

Texas

 

Texas Assistant Commissioners and Field Office Staff List

 

Counties in Texas 

 

Washington, D.C.

 

District of Columbia Assistant Commissioners and Field Office Staff List

 

List of Neighborhoods in Washington, D.C. by Ward