As millions of Americans pay respects to their ancestors on Memorial Day weekend, FamilySearch.org is making it easier to find information on Civil War veterans, including those who “gave the last full measure of devotion.”
FamilySearch added to the millions of records it provides free in its major Civil War collection, from Civil War service records of Union and Confederate soldiers kept by each state to census records that can help families track their war veteran ancestors beyond 1865.
The additions, and a new landing page for the collection, familysearch.org/civil-war, make it easier to find Civil War-era relatives than ever before. That makes it a major clearinghouse for information about American ancestors from 1861-65 and beyond, because the Civil War included 3 million soldiers in a country with a population of about 31 million.
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