releases new Civil War records for Memorial Day

As millions of Americans pay respects to their ancestors on Memorial Day weekend, 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,, 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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Reblogged this on familytreegirldotcom and commented:
It’s memorial day, let’s celebrate and do some research on our military ancestors. We are proud and need to tell their story. Eastman’s Online Genealogy Newsletter/The Daily Online Genealogy Newsletter shares the newly released information from Family Search. Family Search has released some Civil War records. Enjoy and good luck!


Boo, hiss! It only works if you have a Fold3 membership and only shows records in tiny
format otherwise. Glad I probably have most of these….


I found a record for Joseph Chisam who was from Oneida Co., NY. I knew him personally and he told me it was nine months before they issued him his horse. He lived to be 101 and was the last surviving Civil War Vet of Oneida CO., NY


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