Library to offer family roots classes

Georgetown County News

Georgetown, SC – Georgetown County Library system is offering two classes to help residents trace their family roots.

The Tracing your family’s roots with Freedman’s Bureau Records Reference Librarian Patti Burns of the Georgetown County Library system will give two workshops at the Andrews Library in June to help residents with genealogy projects.

For those who already have some experience with genealogy, Burns will have a workshop at 10 a.m. June 4 to teach attendees how to use Freedmen’s Bureau Records to find their ancestors.

The Freedmen’s Bureau, organized under a 1865 Congressional order at the conclusion of the Civil War, offered assistance to freed slaves. Handwritten records of these transactions include records such as marriage registers, hospital or patient registers, educational efforts, census lists, labor contracts, indenture or apprenticeship papers and more.

For those just getting started with their genealogy project, Burns will host a beginners workshop at 11 a.m. June 22.

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