Have any of you traced your family back to the Civil War?
My paternal grandfather did a lot of genealogical research and I was lucky enough to spend some time with him before he passed away 21 years ago. Regarding the Civil War, we had one ancestor that he told me about who died fighting for the North. His family was from Ohio. I intend to look more closely at the information I have and find out more. He traced our lineage back to the 17th Century and was intending to dedicate a lot more time to it. Unfortunately, he passed away less than a year after he retired, so it never happened. I guess the onus is on me now. I could just go on the ancestor.com thing and fill in as much info as I have (which is a lot). I just resent paying for it!
I have been researching my family history for many years and have family who served in the Civil War on both sides. Interestingly enough my great great grandfather lived in Tennessee and volunteered for the Union. I have family who served who lived in Mississippi on the southern side. My family have been in America since around 1710 on both my maternal and paternal lines. We have not been able to confirm when my father's line arrived in America but they were here just after the American Revolution. Researching the family history has been a joy of my life.
The first ancestor I found a record of who served in the Civil War was when I visited the battlefield at Gettysburg. I was reading the names on the Pennsylvania memorial and found his name engraved on one of the plaques. Later, while I was shopping, I found the address of a woman in Virginia who would search for records at the National Archives for a reasonable fee. I submitted the guys name and unit info and received copies of his service record. Since that time, I have also received copies of records for two more of my ancestors. There are many more I've been told were enlisted, but have to yet verify it by documentation.
by Randy Godwin 5 years ago
Have you traced your roots back for more than a few generations?Just how far back can you trace your family tree?
by Leaderofmany 6 years ago
Can you trace your family tree back to when they landed on US soil or further back then that? Which side have you traced back maternal or paternal? Anything of interest come up in the search?
by pgrundy 8 years ago
We watched Ken Burn's series on The Civil War this past weekend (all umpteen episodes---my partner is sick and it is winter in Michigan, so you know, we had time), and I was struck by the similarities between Lincoln's era and our era, and the similarities between Lincoln and Obama.Not all the...
by Nettlemere 5 months ago
How do you use tracing paper?I get how you trace the picture on to the tracing paper, but what's the best way of getting the traced picture back onto normal paper?
by ahorseback 6 years ago
Media is on a blind race to promote diversity , our congress and senate is out of control , we are being taxed out of our shorts , There is so much division in culture , politics and in political opinions . Our economy is on the brink, we are losing our hold on being "the...
by Mindy 6 years ago
Do you think we will suffer from a civil war in America because or the two parties differences?This is my biggest fear.. that we will implode. Our children deserve a future. Hate breeds war.
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