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Dear Mr. President

Dear Mr. President

Sometimes the denied pensions contain the best information

Dear Mr. President

Sometimes the denied pensions contain the best information

Union Troops in Southern States

Union Troops in Southern States

Did you know that almost every state in the south had organized regiments in the Union Army in the Civil War?   While many southern residents favored secession, it was...

Union Troops in Southern States

Did you know that almost every state in the south had organized regiments in the Union Army in the Civil War?   While many southern residents favored secession, it was...

Genealogical value of the US Colored Troops Pensions

Genealogical value of the US Colored Troops Pen...

Genealogical research into the lives of African Americans before the Civil War can present a unique set of challenges. Many of those who were held in slavery chose their last...

Genealogical value of the US Colored Troops Pen...

Genealogical research into the lives of African Americans before the Civil War can present a unique set of challenges. Many of those who were held in slavery chose their last...

Isn't it all online?  Part 5-- War of 1812 pension files

Isn't it all online? Part 5-- War of 1812 pens...

Isn’t it all online? Part 5-- War of 1812 pensions  A common misconception out there is that most of the military records from the National Archives are online already. This...

Isn't it all online? Part 5-- War of 1812 pens...

Isn’t it all online? Part 5-- War of 1812 pensions  A common misconception out there is that most of the military records from the National Archives are online already. This...

Isn’t it all online? Part 4-- Carded Medical Records

Isn’t it all online? Part 4-- Carded Medical Re...

A common misconception out there is that most of the military records from the National Archives are online already. This is far from being accurate though. I’m doing a series...

Isn’t it all online? Part 4-- Carded Medical Re...

A common misconception out there is that most of the military records from the National Archives are online already. This is far from being accurate though. I’m doing a series...

Isn't it all online?  Part 3-- War of 1812 Bounty Land Applications

Isn't it all online? Part 3-- War of 1812 Boun...

Isn’t it all online? Part 3– War of 1812 Bounty Land applications   The government allowed many veterans of wars before 1855 to be granted bounty land as a reward...

Isn't it all online? Part 3-- War of 1812 Boun...

Isn’t it all online? Part 3– War of 1812 Bounty Land applications   The government allowed many veterans of wars before 1855 to be granted bounty land as a reward...