Were they married or not?
- On first glance, it looks like a typical marriage license you can find in almost any court house across the country. But like many documents, when you tak e a closer look at it and put into historical context, you can see the story hidden in it.
Do you have ancestors who fought in the Union Army during the Civil War?
Were they in any of the other wars from the 1800s? There is a good chance that their military records are at the National Archives in Washington DC.
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Military records can be among the most genealogically significant sources you can find on your ancestors. They unfortunately can be among the least accessible documents, too. The majority of these files are not online anywhere– they are only available at the National Archives.
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Finding Your Civil War Ancestors in the 1910 Census
- Did you know that the 1910 census asked if the person was a veteran of the Civil War?