Tag Archives: Genealogy

Where Did Your Civil War Ancestor Live?

In the second Internet Resources post, we look at the only source of detailed information on where people lived in mid-nineteenth century Ireland, Griffith’s Valuation, which was compiled between 1847 and 1864. A series of unfortunate events has led to the destruction of virtually all of our census information for Ireland in the 1800s; the […]

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Discover Your Namesake in the Civil War

In the first of a series of Internet Resources posts, we look at the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. Here you can discover how many people with your name or surname served in the American Civil War, and learn more about their units and battles. You may even be related to some of them! […]

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Free Civil War Records Online

For the month of June Footnote.com is allowing free access to its scanned Civil War documents. This online service provides details such as searchable muster rolls, pension index, widow’s pensions, the 1860 census and a number of other resources, so it is particularly useful for family and regimental research. It also contains 6,000 photographs and […]

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