The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System is a computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War. The initial focus of the CWSS is the Names Index Project , a project to enter names and other basic information from 6.3 million soldier records in the National Archives. The facts about the soldiers were entered from records that are indexed to many millions of other documents about Union and Confederate Civil War soldiers maintained by the National Archives and Records Administration. Other information includes: histories of regiments in both the Union and Confederate Armies, links to descriptions of 384 significant battles of the war, and other historical information. Additional information about soldiers, sailors, regiments, and battles, as well as prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records, will be added over time. The Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System (CWSS) is a cooperative effort by the National Park Service (NPS) and several other public and private partners, to computerize information about the Civil War. The goal of the CWSS is to increase the American people's understanding of this decisive era in American history by making information about it widely accessible. The CWSS will enable the public to make a personal link between themselves and history.
Jim created the Find A Grave website in 1995 because he could not find an existing site that catered to his hobby of visiting the graves of famous people. He found that there are many thousands of folks around the world who share his interests. What began as an odd hobby became a livelihood and a passion. Building and seeing Find A Grave grow beyond his wildest expectations has been immensely satisfying for Jim. Every day, contributors from around the world enter new records, thousands use the site as an educational reference tool, long-lost loved ones are located and millions of lives are fondly remembered. In what other line of work would Jim have met one of the last living munchkins, spoken to a gathering of grave enthusiasts in a Hollywood mausoleum and acquired treasures like his antique coffin screwdriver (it only screws in)? Palmer, Joe S. b. Aug. 23, 1911 d. Feb. 23, 1989
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We are a group of volunteers working together to provide free genealogy websites for genealogical research in every county and every state of the United States. This Project is non-commercial and fully committed to free genealogy access for everyone. Organization is by county and state, and this website provides you with links to all the state genealogy websites which, in turn, provide gateways to the counties. The USGenWeb Project also sponsors important Special Projects at the national level and this website provides an entry point to all of those pages, as well. Clicking on a State Link (on the left) will take you to the State's website. Clicking on the tabs above will take you to additional information and links. You can also use the drop down menu in the upper left hand corner which will also take you to the State's website of your choice All of the volunteers who make up The USGenWeb Project are very proud of this endeavor and hope that you will find their hard work both beneficial and rewarding. Thank you for visiting!
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Footnote.com is a place where original historical documents are combined with social networking in order to create a truly unique experience involving the stories of our past. The Footnote.com collections feature documents, most never before available before on the Internet, relating to the Revolutionary War, Civil War, WWI, WWII, US Presidents, historical newspapers, naturalization documents, and many more. Footnote.com is more than just an online repository for original documents. In addition to hosting millions of records, Footnote supports a community of people who are passionate about a variety of topics relating to history. See what people are doing on Footnote right now with Member Discoveries. Footnote.com creates an environment where members can share their content and insights, ranging from major historical events to personal accounts and family histories. Footnote.com, together with its members, is revealing a side of history that few have seen before.
How did we end up where we are today? DNA studies have shown that people shared a common ancestor who lived in Africa between 50,000 to 200,000 years ago. As our ancestors migrated out of Africa into the rest of the world, small changes called mutations occurred in their DNA. As generations passed, each mutation links our ancestor to a specific time and place in history. The mutations that we find in our own DNA tell the story of our own ancestral past. Genetic Genealogy allows us to trace the path of our ancestors and find out who they were, where they lived and how they have migrated throughout the world. Order a participation kit and begin a journey of discover to trace your deep ancestral origins and pursue the origins of your surname. Login to your control panel to use Genebase tools and view the progress of your projects, conduct your own searches, and generate professional research reports.
enWed.com is a free genealogical research database for marriage records and a directory to other marriage records online for the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. Most are free but some are in marked professional or subscription databases.
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Question One• “"I think my great, great uncle was a civil war soldier --where can I find out more?"• Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System• http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/index.html
Question Two• "I think my great, great grandmother Alice died in a fire in Chicago --where can I find her obituary?”• Google News Archive Search• http://news.google.com/archivesearch• Internet Public Library, Finding Obits Pathfinder:• http://www.ipl.org/div/pf/entry/77286
Question Three• “I know that a few members of my family entered the U.S. through Ellis Island. Is there a way I can find out more?”• Statue of Liberty/Ellis Island Foundation• http://www.ellisisland.org
Question Four• “I am interested in finding where several of my relatives might be buried. Is there I place I can look on line? I have an idea where, but I want to verify before I travel there.”• Find-a-Grave• http://www.findagrave.com/index.html• www.interment.net
Question Five• “Can you point me to a good place to get started with finding census records?”• Census Finder• http://www.censusfinder.com/• US GenWeb Census Project• http://www.us-census.org/
Question Six• “I am looking for a place to seek out as much information as possible about my relative Nannie Gay Smith. She was born in Alabama in the 1870’s, near a town called Somerville.”• Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints• FamilySearch.org• http://pilot.familysearch.org/
Question Seven• “What’s in a name? I’d love to know more about what people with my family name are doing in the genealogy research realm. Can you help?”• RootsWeb• http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/• Surname Resources• Afrigeneas-African-American Surnames Database• http://www.afrigeneas.com/surnames/• National Surnames Trust, UK• http://www.nationaltrustnames.org.uk/
Question Eight• “I have spent a lot of time doing my own family research. How can I give back and share my records with others who might be interested?”• U.S. GenWeb Project• http://usgenweb.org/
Question Nine• “I would like to get involved with a genealogy society or historical society in my area. How can I find them? It would be nice to know have a listing of them so I can get info from around the U.S.”• Society Hill-Historical/genealogical societies listing• http://daddezio.com/society/• familyhistory.com-Society Hall• http://www.familyhistory.com/societyhall/
Question 10• “I am working with one of my oldest family members to get an oral history. What are some good questions I can ask to make sure I cover everything?”• About.com Genealogy• http://genealogy.about.com/• “Fifty Questions for Family History Interviews”• http://genealogy.about.com/cs/oralhistory/a/inter view.htm
Question 11• “I have lots of family photos going way back. I wonder if others from my family have a similar collection? Maybe we could help each other identify certain family members in old photos?”• Ancient Faces• http://www.ancientfaces.com/site/research
Question 12• “I need a place to see if I can find the historical events, if any, in which family members participated.”• Footnote• www.footnote.com• Original documents from national archives (some free, some come with subscription)
Question 13• “Is there a database I can use to search for family members who participated in the American Revolution?”• Daughters of the American Revolution• Patriot Index Lookup Service• http://www.dar.org/natsociety/pi_lookup.cfm• RootsWeb—Also provides a list with some states• http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ars/arw.htm
Question 14• “I’m hearing more all the time now about the role of genetics in family history research. Where can I learn more?”• Genebase• http://www.genebase.com/• The DNA Ancestry Project
Question 15• “I really like that singer Shania Twain. I heard she was Canadian. Where can I find more about celebrity family histories?”• Genealogy.com-- “famous folks”• http://www.genealogy.com/famousfolks/
Question 16• “There are so many places out there, I get confused—what are the best, general starting places for online genealogy research?”• http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/• http://www.geni.com/• http://www.distantcousin.com/• http://www.cousinconnect.com/
Question 17• “I need to find marriage records online. Where can I go?”• Genwed• http://www.genwed.com/
Question 18• “What about sites that help with genealogy research for people from certain countries or ethnic groups?”• Jewish Family History• http://www.jewishgen.org/• UK/Ireland• http://www.genuki.org.uk/• Native American• http://www.accessgenealogy.com/native/• African-American• http://www.afrigeneas.com/• http://www.slavevoyages.org/tast/index.faces• Italy• http://www.daddezio.com/
Question 19• “I understand that family Bibles have helped to maintain some fantastic family history information. Is any of that information available online?”• Access Genealogy, Bible Records• http://www.accessgenealogy.com/
Question 20• “Clearly, we have only touched the tip of the iceberg in this class. I want more! Where can I go?”• Cyndi’s List of Genealogy Sites on the Internet• http://www.cyndislist.com/• Family Genealogy and History Internet Education Directory• http://www.academic-genealogy.com/• Genealogy Today• http://www.genealogytoday.com/
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