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Civil War Veteran’s Gravesite Emerges as the Monterey County Reservoir Dries Up

The following teaser is from an article posted June 14, 2015 at the chicoer.com website. Bradley [CA] Joseph Botts Jr. stepped out of his pickup truck into a scrubby, sunbaked field of salt grass and mustard weed and bent over a granite slab bearing a worn inscription: “Corp’l John McBride.” The retired park ranger has […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for the Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 2.3 million indexed records and images for the Czech Republic, Mexico, New Zealand, Ukraine, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 771,097 images from the New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843–1998 collection; 417,808 indexed records and 417,808 images from […]

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Civil War 3 Book Bundle at 40% Savings & FREE Shipping!

It’s was exactly 150 years ago today that Lee surrendered at Appomattox, effectively ending the American Civil War. FRPC is celebrating by again offering a bundle of 3 Civil War best sellers, Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era – Online and Published Military or Civilian Name Lists, 1861-1869 & Post-Civil War Veteran Lists; by […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 18.3 Million Indexed Records & Images for England, Italy, the UK, & the USA

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch has added to its collections more than 18.3 million indexed records and images for England, Italy, the United Kingdom, and the United States. Notable collection updates include 10,026,835 indexed records and 776,840 images from the England, Westminster Rate Books, 1634–1900 collection; 4,327,810 indexed records from the United Kingdom, World […]

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Library of Congress Acquires Rare Civil War Stereographs

The following is from News from the Library of Congress: March 31, 2015: Selection of Images Now Online The Library of Congress has acquired 540 rare and historic Civil War stereographs from the Robin G. Stanford Collection. The first 77 images are now online, including 12 stereographs of President Lincoln’s funeral procession through several cities […]

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Documentary of the 1st Minnesota Volunteer Regiment at the Battle of Gettysburg Proposed

The 1st Minnesota Volunteer Regiment was in the Battle of Gettysburg, with over 200 soldiers killed or wounded (82% casualties). According to an AP article posted at the Lacrossetribune.com website, the soldiers bought time for Union troops, who eventually won the fight. Now film makers, with Bills Semans as the director, are looking for some […]

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FamilySearch Adds Over 2.2 Million Indexed Records & Images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the USA & Zimbabwe

The following is from FamilySearch: FamilySearch adds more than 2.2 million indexed records and images to Australia, Philippines, Slovakia, Ukraine, the United States, and Zimbabwe. Notable collection updates include the 133,189 indexed records from the Zimbabwe, Death notices, 1904–1976 collection; the 78,244 images from the US, Tennessee, Freedmen’s Bureau Field Office Records, 1865–1872 collection; and […]

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Park Proposed for Ohio Civil War Morgan’s Raid Battle Site

The following teaser is from the February 17, 2015 edition of The Columbus Dispatch: CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — Officials hoping to boost tourism in an eastern Ohio county are seeking a U.S. National Park Service grant to help create a park commemorating a raid by Confederate Brig. Gen. John Hunt Morgan. Carroll County officials envision […]

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Recovery of Confederate Munitions Expected in a Clean-up of the Congaree River

The following teaser is from an article posted in the January 21, 2015 edition of archaeology.org: COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA — A planned environmental clean-up of the Congaree River in South Carolina could recover Confederate munitions that Union troops, under the command of General William T. Sherman, captured in 1865. Sherman’s army burned a third of […]

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Remains of the Confederate Ironclad CSS Georgia to Be Raised

It’s planned that salvage crews will work through next September in the process of raising what remains of armored Confederate ironclad CSS Georgia. The ironclad has been deteriorating 30 feet below the surface of the Savannah River for over 150 years. The Army Corps of Engineers has begun recovery efforts to bring up the remains […]

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Experts Finally Getting a Look at the Hunley

I’ve blogged about the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley a number of times over the last decade. Now the sub is back in the news. The following teaser if from the January 30, 2014 edition of FoxNews.com: A century and a half after it sank and a decade and a half after it was raised, scientists […]

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Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era — by Bill Dollarhide; 35% OFF Thru Monday, February 2.

Most genealogical records during the decade of the Civil War are related to the soldiers and regiments of the Union and Confederate military. However, there are numerous records relating to the entire population as well. Genealogical Resources of the Civil War Era, by William Dollarhide, identifies the places to look and documents to be found […]

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An Index to the New UDC CSA Ancestor Album

A few days ago, I received a few copies (now gone) of the United Daughters of the Confederacy CSA Ancestor Album, 2nd Edition. I got them from the publisher, Pelican Publishing Company, and they tell me that the book was printed in short run specifically for pre-orders of the book taken by the United Daughters […]

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Civil War 1/2 Boot Has Its Own Story to Tell

The following excerpt is from a fascinating story by Tony Gonzalez, published in the November 19, 2014 edition of The Tennessean. The little leather boot sat on a shelf for 90 years. A family heirloom, mostly just gathering dust. But when it showed up in a room filled with historical archivists, well, the boot could […]

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Bleeding Kansas – Part 2: Genealogical Resources from the Era of Kansas Territory, 1854-1861

The following article by my good friend, William Dollarhide: In Bleeding Kansas-Part 1, we presented an historical timeline of events leading up to the era of “Bleeding Kansas,” a reference to the bloody battles that took place in Kansas Territory from its founding in 1854 to statehood in 1861. In this Bleeding Kansas-Part 2, an […]

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