Have you heard of ‘The Freedmen’s Bureau Project’? The Freedmen’s Bureau was established after the Civil War to help enslaved people transition into free citizens.
FamilySearch International, in partnership with the National Archives and Records Administration, the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society and the California African American Museum, has launched this initiative to index this wealth of information as quickly as possible. They are looking for as many volunteers as possible. You do not have to commit to any specific amount of time or names.
Go to discoverfreedmen.org to view a video explaining the project and see how easy it is to register with FamilySearch to start indexing these important records.