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How To Find Your Civil War Ancestor B

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Use this free site to track down your Civil War ancestor

Use this free site to track down your Civil War ancestor

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  • 1. Presented by AncestorNews.com
    your genealogy how-to resource
    “How to Find Your Civil War Soldier”
  • 2. From 1861 to 1865, over 6 million men joined the Union and Confederate Armies
    More than 600,000 died during the course of the war
    Every two weeks or so a soldier’s name was recorded on a muster roll
    The National Archives holds service records for Civil War soldiers
    It’s likely YOUR ancestor was in the war. If he was, his records can probably be found online
    Civil War: The Facts
  • 3. Search for your Civil War ancestors using the free Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System Database. It contains 6.3 million records for both Union and Confederate personnel. You can read how to search the database by clicking the picture on the next slide . . .
    Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
  • 4. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors
  • 5. OR Go Directly to the Database
  • 6. Then Filter By:
    State
    Regiment
    Union or Confederate
    Function (artillery, cavalry, etc)
    Once you’ve found him, find even more, like:
    His regimental history
    The names of his fellow soldiers
    The battles in which he fought
    Search by Surname
  • 7. Sample: 18th Missouri Infantry
  • 8. Join the readers at AncestorNews to find more free online sites for researching your Civil War ancestor
    He’s waiting for you . . . .
    AncestorNews.com
    What are you waiting for?

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