Using Grand Army of the Republic Records for Civil War Research

Countless Americans have an ancestor who fought for the Union during the Civil War. Research on these men often focuses on official records, such has pensions and compiled military service records. But the research shouldn’t stop there. The records of the Grand Army of the Republic should be part of your Civil War research.

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Researching Ancestors in Asylums

Researching an ancestor who was in an asylum or state hospital is challenging, frustrating, and (often) emotional work. Success in finding the records comes fromĀ  persistence and creativity. Here are some records and strategies to use when researching an ancestor in such an institution.

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Remembering the Wilmington Coup of 1898

When you explore family history, you realize just how much of American history has been forgotten, including big events that you wouldn’t think would evaporate in the mists of time. One such event is the Wilmington Coup of 1898. Fortunately, there are efforts to bring this event back to the nation’s consciousness and commemorate the…

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Exploring Military Cemeteries

Honoring those who died for their country and those who died after their service is one of the most sacred duties of a nation. Let’s take a look at the history of U.S. military cemeteries and some resources for family historians.  

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