RRAAM to host genealogy workshop

Staff Report

A free three-hour class, which is slated tohelp researchers put their ancestors back on the historical landscape where they lived, will be held on July 9 atthe RRAAM, 406 Charles St., Donaldsonville, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

After the Civil War, four million enslaved African people received their freedom in America. The Freedmen’s Bureau was established to help transition them from slavery to citizenship by providing food, clothing, housing, education and medical care. For the first time in U.S. history, the names of those individuals were systematically recorded and preserved for future generations.

The Freedmen’s Bureau Project is helping African Americans reconnect with their Civil War-era ancestors. Thousands of volunteers are needed to make these records searchable online. Learn how you can be a part of the historic national project by participating in the workshop.

Registration is required via email to kathe@aamuseum.org. Bring your laptop. Space is limited. For more information, (225) 474-5553.