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Beyond Military Records: Uncovering Hidden Gems of the Civil War (Civil War)

July 1 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT


While military service and pension records are crucial in understanding our ancestors’ experiences during the Civil War, it’s time to venture beyond these familiar sources. A treasure trove of lesser-explored records awaits, overflowing with unique details about your ancestors that can’t be found anywhere else!

Let’s start with a brief look at service and pension records, then delve into the following records – hopefully, we’ll discover some gems!

  • Old soldier homes lists
  • Voter registrations
  • Freedmen’s Bureau and Freedman’s Bank records
  • Artificial limb records
  • Detailed maps
  • Compensation claims
  • Legislative petitions
  • Relief applications for indigent spouses
  • Newspapers
  • And many more!

The Civil War had a profound impact on every citizen, leaving behind a wealth of records waiting to be discovered. As we dig deeper, we’ll uncover the stories of our ancestors and gain a richer understanding of their lives during this pivotal moment in history.


July 1
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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Diane L. Richard


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M281A Civil War Records 24-07-01
$ 25.00