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They Fought Til the Very End

One unfortunate reality of war is that people lose their lives.   While the reason for enlistment in the war may vary from person to person, one thing they all have...

They Fought Til the Very End

One unfortunate reality of war is that people lose their lives.   While the reason for enlistment in the war may vary from person to person, one thing they all have...

Unveiling the Tales of Volunteer Soldiers: A Gu...

As a genealogist or family historian, the pursuit of uncovering the stories of our ancestors often leads us to hidden treasures within the archives. One such treasure trove lies in...

Unveiling the Tales of Volunteer Soldiers: A Gu...

As a genealogist or family historian, the pursuit of uncovering the stories of our ancestors often leads us to hidden treasures within the archives. One such treasure trove lies in...

The Unparalleled Value of Regular Army Enlistment Records

The Unparalleled Value of Regular Army Enlistme...

Genealogists are well aware of the immense value of military records in tracing their family histories. However, one particular set of records often goes overlooked: Regular Army enlistment papers. These...

The Unparalleled Value of Regular Army Enlistme...

Genealogists are well aware of the immense value of military records in tracing their family histories. However, one particular set of records often goes overlooked: Regular Army enlistment papers. These...

Finding the Hidden Clues in a Pension File

One of the most common questions I encounter at Civil War Records pertains to whether pension files yield direct evidence of an ancestor's parentage. It's true; these files might not...

Finding the Hidden Clues in a Pension File

One of the most common questions I encounter at Civil War Records pertains to whether pension files yield direct evidence of an ancestor's parentage. It's true; these files might not...

The Homestead Acts: A Family Historian's Guide

The Homestead Acts: A Family Historian's Guide

The Homestead Acts were a series of laws passed by the United States government between 1862 and 1916 that granted free land to settlers. These laws were instrumental in the...

The Homestead Acts: A Family Historian's Guide

The Homestead Acts were a series of laws passed by the United States government between 1862 and 1916 that granted free land to settlers. These laws were instrumental in the...

Naturalization papers in a Homestead packet

Naturalization papers in a Homestead packet

I love when records show up in places you wouldn’t necessarily expect. This 1870 naturalization record was found in the homestead packet for Thomas France at the National Archives.  ...

Naturalization papers in a Homestead packet

I love when records show up in places you wouldn’t necessarily expect. This 1870 naturalization record was found in the homestead packet for Thomas France at the National Archives.  ...