Confederate records that survived the Civil War cover a variety of aspects and functions of both the Confederate government and its armed forces. One of the major components of the War Department Collection of Confederate Records includes records of various military hospitals that were established in several Southern states during the war. Administered by the Confederate […]
Since we are about to embark on the 150th anniversary of the Civil War–various activities commemorating events leading up to the war have already taken place around the country since January–it seems useful to highlight some of the major records we have available at the National Archives. Let’s start with an overview of Confederate records. […]
Have you ever looked at a Civil War pension file and wondered, what does this all REALLY mean? More specifically, have you ever tried to figure out what each document or slip of paper actually was, where it came from, and what relevance it had to the file as a whole? Believe it or not, […]
Posted by John on March 11, 2011, under Family Tree Fridays, Genealogy / Family History, Online Research, Research, Veterans / Military.
In the immediate aftermath of World War II, the Department of War and the Department of the Navy both published national lists of casualties for the U.S. Army and Army Air Force, Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard. The intent was to disseminate the information to the general public in a timely manner, for the […]
As a way to wrap up the discussion about records relating to military service in the 20th century, it would be a good idea to check out the electronic records available on NARA’s Access to Archival Databases (AAD) . AAD is an online resource available on the NARA web site at http://aad.archives.gov/aad/ and contains a […]
Posted by John on February 11, 2011, under DC-area Researchers, Family Tree Fridays, Genealogy / Family History, Online Research, Research.
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