It turns out I am even fueling my own finds! Yesterday, while I indexed, I kept downloading batches from where my ancestors lived in Abbeville County, SC. I was so amazed last night as I indexed the fifth batch of Freedmen's Bureau labor contracts while participating in the Worldwide Indexing Event from August 7 to August 14th. The last image of the batch was a contract between D. W. Aiken and freedpeople working on his land in 1867.
He received many threats on his life for being a strong leader. Another great man, Senator B. F. Randolph was murdered in October of 1868 in the same area where Randolph had made a trip to Cokesbury to campaign. Beverley served as a constable in this same area.
- teach us about record types that exist
- find that next bit of information to glean more about our ancestors
- have an opportunity to help someone else, and that feels good!