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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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New British Merchant Navy WW1 Medal Index Cards & Dorset BMDs available to search at FindMyPast

The following news release is from Alex Cox at FindMyFast. Every Friday, thousands of new records are released on our dedicated Findmypast Friday page to explore over the weekend. This week’s new additions include over 157,000 British Merchant Navy, First World War Medal Index Cards 1914-1925, over 165,000 Dorset baptisms, over 105,000 Dorset marriages and […]

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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 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 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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The Great War: A Guide To The Service Records Of All The World’s Fighting Men And Volunteers — 50% OFF

  A Family Roots Publishing Holiday Special: 50% OFF The Great War: A Guide to the Service Records of All the World’s Fighting Men and Volunteers   Read the Review: Those born at the outbreak of World War I are now nearly 100 years old. There are only a handful of people left in the […]

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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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Fold3 Offering Free Access to Their WWII Collections Through November 30

I’ve been a Fold3 subscriber since the website started years ago. If I’m looking for military record images and data, it is the first place I search. Although I’ve been traveling, making this announcement is a bit late on my part, I’d like to pass along that Fold3 is offering free access to their WWII […]

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Find Your Family’s World War I Veterans in New, Free Military Collections Online at FamilySearch

The following news release was received from FamilySearch: SALT LAKE CITY, November 10, 2014 — Veterans’ Day is a time to recognize the veterans in our lives—to honor their service for our country and show them that we appreciate their sacrifices made in our behalf. “The Great War,” World War I, began 100 years ago […]

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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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Connecticut State Library Digitizing WWI History

The following excerpt is from an article by David Drury, posted at The now century-old conflict known to its contemporaries as the Great War left an indelible imprint on Connecticut. For those who lived through it, on the battlefield or the home front, it was a life-defining event, and the Connecticut State Library wants […]

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University Professor Breaks the Code of a 150-year-old Confederate Diary

The following excerpt is from an article written by Eric Durr and posted at the website. SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (Oct. 8, 2014) –A university professor who is also a former government code breaker, and a retired college financial aid director teamed up to transcribe and decode the secrets in a 150-year-old Confederate diary discovered […]

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“Roots: Our Journeys Home” Debuts Sunday, October 12 on CNN With 2 hour Primetime Showing

Finding celebrity roots has become a big deal on television. Now CNN show hosts have gotten into the act with a “Roots, Our Journeys Home” series which begins Sunday, October 12 at 9 pm Eastern. Following is the schedule. Click on the link for more detail. “ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME” kicks off Sunday, October 12th, […]

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