Digitized and indexed marriage records from the Virginia Field Office of the Freedmen’s Bureau are available online via FamilySearch. FamilySearch digitized the microfilm and, in collaboration with the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, coordinated volunteers who indexed the materials. The Virginia records are part of the pilot phase of the project to digitize all of NARA’s Freedmen’s Bureau papers that have been microfilmed. The next phase of the project will focus on other states’ Freedmen’s Bureau records. The Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture may ultimately host the digitized records online.
Search the Viriginia Freedmen’s Bureau Marriage records online. The FamilySearch site is free. The pilot records search requires Adobe Flash Player 10 and may take a while to load on some computers.