Saturday, January 24, 2015

Death and the American Civil War

This documentary, part of the "American Experience" series, discusses how death was handled during the American Civil War era. An estimated 2.5% of the American population died in the Civil War effecting the nation like nothing had before. A very interesting perspective for those whose family lived in the United States during this time.The PBS video can be watched here.

Organizing Genealogical Information--A Short Course

By popular demand, we're bringing this class back in January of 2015. Registration is limited for "Organizing Genealogical Information--A Short Course." View details here.

Friday, January 23, 2015

"Women's History Matters" from the Montana Historical Society

"Women's History Matters" from the Montana Historical Society contains a wealth of historical information on women in Montana, including full copies of 130 historical articles on a variety of topics, including:
  • homesteading
  • ranching
  • pioneer life
  • education
  • disease and health
  • and more.
Even if you don't have Montana ancestors, there's a wide variety of historical information contained on this site. 

Monday, January 19, 2015

The War of the Rebellion (US Civil War)--128 Volumes Online for Free

The War of the Rebellion: a Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, can be viewed in complete digital form at the Cornell University website. A full text search option for the entire 128 volume set is also available.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Genealogical Records Committee Reports with 65 Million Names

For over one hundred years, the Daughters of the American Revolution, in an attempt to preserve unpublished information has compiled Genealogical Records Committee Reports. These reports contain information collected and compiled by members from tombstones, bible records, and other similar material. These reports were compiled and bound--with one copy of the report staying at DAR headquarters in Washington, DC, and the second being sent back to the state society. Some of these volumes have been microfilmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah.

In an attempt to make this information more accessible, an index was created. That index is posted on the DAR website here.   Users unfamiliar with the Genealogical Records Committee Report should read that information before searching.

Names in this index are not just to Revolutionary War patriots or their descendants and does not just cover the Revolutionary War time period.

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Daughters of the American Revolution Descendant Search

If you think a relative was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), you can search for them on the DAR site on this page. This search will search for those individuals who qualified as patriots, the women who submitted applications and the names of direct lineage between the DAR member and the patriot--including spouses when known.

Search for females by maiden names.