Posts about the American Civil War, including finding resources and researching ancestors who were involved in the Civil War.

18 Jun 2021

Discover the History Behind Juneteenth

By |18 Jun 2021|African American Genealogy, Civil War, Holidays|0 Comments

Let's discover the history behind Juneteenth. So many great resources can help us all remember and commemorate. Featured in this post: a new book from prize-winning historian Dr. Annette Gordon-Reed; Opal Lee, the activist [...]

16 Dec 2020

Using Civil War Photo Sleuth

By |16 Dec 2020|African American Genealogy, Civil War, Family Photos & Records|2 Comments

Using Civil War Photo Sleuth harnesses facial recognition technology and crowdsourcing to identify people in Civil War images. Do you have unidentified Civil War photos? Read on! Creating the Software Virginia Tech computer science [...]

19 May 2017

Is There an Elmer Ellsworth in Your Family Tree?

By |19 May 2017|Civil War, Military Records|24 Comments

Then your ancestor was named for Elmer Ellsworth, the first Union officer killed in the Civil War. At the age of 24, Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth died in battle, the first Union soldier killed in [...]


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