Tuesday, 10 May 2011

FamilySearch to release US Civil War records

Audrey Collins has news of a major new release from FamilySearch on US Civil War service and pension records, from both the Confederate and Union sides, at http://thefamilyrecorder.blogspot.com/2011/05/familysearch-announce-release-of-100s.html?spref=tw.

The collection includes:

Arizona, Service Record of Confederate Soldiers of the Civil War, 1861-1863
Arkansas Confederate Pensions, 1901-1929
Civil War Pension 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 Union Provost Marshall's Office Files of Papers Relating to Two or More Civilians, 1861-1866
U.S. Soldiers Index, 1855-1865
U.S. Navy Widows' Certificates, 1861-1910 (NARA M1279)
U.S. Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914, Veterans Administration Pension Payment Cards, 1907-1933
Vermont Enrolled Militia, 1861-1867

Many of the records continue to the mid 20th century, so will likely be as popular in the US as the Chelsea Pension records over here! To view them, visit www.familysearch.org/civilwar.

(With thanks to Audrey!)

Chris

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