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Tuesday, 10 May 2011

FamilySearch announce release of 100s of millions of Civil War records tomorrow

I'm not usually the sort of ace reporter who is the first to break news stories, I'm much too laid back and lazy for a start. But this one just fell into my lap, at Librarians Day, one of the pre-conference activities at the National Genealogical Society Conference in Charleston SC. I am typing this on my iPad, which doesn't support the Compose feature in Blogger, so it may look a little rough. I will tidy it up later.

FamilySearch have just announced the release tomorrow, 11 May 2011, of major Civil War service and pension records, both Confederate and Union. They will include the following:

Arizona, service records of Confederate soldiers of the civil war 1861-1863
Arkansas Confederate Pensions 1901-1929
Civl War pensions index
Louisiana Confederate pensions 1898-1950
Missouri Confederate pension applications and Soldiers' Home Admission Applications
South Carolina compiled service records of Confederate soldiers (NARA M267)
South Carolina probate 1671-1977
South Carolina probate records, files and loose papers, 1732-1964
United States 1890 census of Union veterans and widows
United States, index to General Correspondence of the Pension Office, 1889-1904
United States, Provost Marshall files of papers relating to two or more civilians, 1861-1866
US Civil War Soldiers Index 1855-1866
US Navy Widows' Certificates, 1861-1910 (NARA M1279)
US Registers of enlistments in the US Army, 1798-1914
US Veterans Administration pension payment cards 1907-1933
Vermont Enrolled Militia 1861-1867

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