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Have any of you traced your family back to the Civil War?

  1. Availiasvision profile image83
    Availiasvisionposted 5 years ago

    Have any of you traced your family back to the Civil War?

  2. Rossogrosso profile image60
    Rossogrossoposted 5 years ago

    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! tongue

  3. Smireles profile image76
    Smirelesposted 5 years ago

    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.

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    sheilamyersposted 4 years ago

    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.