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FamilySearch Adds New Civil War Records Collection

(FamilySearch – May 30, 2016) In conjunction with Memorial Day, FamilySearch.org announced today significant updates to its free Civil War historic record collections online. The new FamilySearch.org/civil-war landing page provides a quick overview of the vast array of historic records and aids for those researching casualties and veterans of the Civil War. Collections include: Collections …

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Free Military Cemetery and Casualty Databases Online

(Kimberly Powell’s About Genealogy Weekly Blog – May 24, 2016) From 1775 through 1991, over 41 million men and women served in the U.S. military during wartime. Of these, 651,031 died in battle, 308,800 died in theater, and 230,279 died while in service (non-theater). Any member of the U.S. Armed Forces who died while on …

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National Archives Quarterly Prologue Magazine

(Ancestry Blog – May 19, 2016) Guest post by Linda Barnickel Whether you are exploring National Archives records found on Ancestry, planning a research trip to our nation’s capital, or just want to know more about American history, Prologue, the quarterly publication from the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), is an outstanding resource. For …

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