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Lost Roanoke Colony’s Ft. Raleigh? New Find on Roanoke Island Creates Stir

The following excerpt is from m.obsentinel.com Scott Dawson, a native of Hatteras Island and now a resident of Colington, has shared the location of a discovery he made on National Park Service property with that agency, which has now secured the area and posted surveillance to insure that intruders don’t disturb the site. Doug Stover, […]

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FGS Announces $2 Million Dollar Mark Surpassed for Preserve the P​e​nsions Project

The following is from FGS: Significant Milestone Reached in Landmark Project Thanks to Donors January 19, 2016 – Austin, TX. The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) announces the $2 million dollar mark has been surpassed in 2015 with the support of donors in the fundraising efforts to digitize the 7.2 million pension images for the […]

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Three Cast Iron Civil War Cannons Pulled From the Pee Dee River

It’s been announced that archaeologists, using a front loader’s mechanical arm, have pulled three heavy cast iron Civil War cannons from the Pee Dee River in South Carolina where they lay for 150 years. Read all about it in an AP article posted at http://bigstory.ap.org/

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The Submarine H.L. Hunley is Revealed

Over the years I’ve blogged about the Hunley. Now the confederate submarine is again in the news. The following teaser is from an article posted September 17, 2015 at the FoxNews website. NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. – The hull of the first submarine in history to sink an enemy warship has been cleaned and revealed for […]

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Divers Raise Wreckage of Confederate Warship CSS Georgia

The following headlines are from a fascinating AP article posted at dailymail.co.uk about the raising of the CSS Georgia. Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship CSS Georgia in 5-ton chunks after vessel was sunk by its own crew 150 years ago Navy divers began working in late June to recover cannons, unexploded shells and other […]

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35,000 North Carolina Pension Confederate Applications 1901-1946 Going Online

The following excerpt is from an article by Wes Wolfe, posted July 25, 2015 at the Kinston.com website: A project between the State Archives of North Carolina and State Library of North Carolina seeks to digitize, place online and make searchable more than 35,000 North Carolina pension applications between 1901 and 1946. According to Ashley […]

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Grand Army of the Republic Death Records Books for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas & Nebraska – 15% Off

Dennis Northcott has published three volumes of GAR death records. FRPC has extended the 15% off sale thru Monday, August 3. See the details below. The G.A.R. was organized in departments, most of which comprised one state. The departments published annual reports that were often titled Proceedings of the . . . Annual Encampment of […]

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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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