Generous Genealogists Free Civil War Records: Find Your Ancestors with These 4 No-Cost Resources | Family History Daily May 9th, 2017 marks 152 years since the U.S. Civil War ended, but the numerous records created by the War Between the States still provide a glimpse into the lives of those who served. If you had family in the US in the mid-19th century than there is a very good likelihood that some of your own ancestors served in this pivotal conflict. Before searching for a Civil War ancestor in the following free record collections, ask yourself: –What do I know about the Civil War? –What age would my ancestor have been when the Civil War started in 1861? –What was my ancestor’s full name (not a nickname)? Advertisement –Are there common misspellings of the first name or surname I should search for (ie Anderson, Andersen or John, Jon)? –What state did my ancestor live in? –Could I have had a female family member who served in some way? –Do I have any other information that could help me? Once you have some basic facts to start with, take a look at the sites below to start your research. 1. 2. 3. 4.
Genealogical Concept Map Here's one more form I use: a Genealogical Concept Map. It is one of my favorites. At a glance I have quite a lot of helpful information. I put the ancestor's name in pen and add other information in pencil so it can be corrected or added to as I find more definitive sources. This form, combined with the Checklist for Completed Searches that I posted a few days ago or an updated one at Me and My Ancestors, gives a concise overview of what I need to know when I'm researching -- and space to add more information I have or might need for a research trip. It doesn't have sources on it because I use this in conjunction with my research log where I keep a detailed record of where I've searched and what I've found (or, in so many cases, haven't found). I found this years ago when I was thinking about doing my family history and I thought it might be helpful and copied it.
Our Royal, Titled, Noble, and Commoner Ancestors & Cousins (over 155,000 names). - Main Page Documenting the Lineage for Eligibility in DAR or SAR The FamilySearch.org collection includes hundreds of free databases for the United States containing vital records, census records, probate records, military records, and court records. Many of these databases are linked in this tutorial under Vital Records and Probate Records. It is usually best to search specific databases based on where and when your ancestors lived. However, if you are unable to find a record by searching specific databases, try searching all of the FamilySearch databases containing historical records at once. Usually, the best way to find a record is to search using a first name, a last name, and a place of residence (county and state OR just a state). If you cannot locate a record by searching on a name and place of residence, the next strategy is to remove the place of residence and search using a first name, a last name, father’s first name, and mother’s first name. Next, try searching on a first name, a last name, wife’s first name, and wife’s maiden name.
Genealogy Blog Finder The Lost 1838 Egyptian Revival "The Tombs" As the population of Manhattan grew, so did the crime. In 1833 the City of New York took the first steps toward a structure that would house not only the civil courts, but a place of detention for prisoners awaiting hearings.During the 18th Century the area that would become known as Five Points was a 48-acre fresh water lake called Collect Pond. It was, in some spots, up to 60 feet deep. The idyllic spot popular for picnics and ice skating became polluted and odorous when tanneries, slaughterhouses and other businesses dumped their waste here. It was here that the city fathers decided to built The Halls of Justice. When excavation for the foundation began in 1835 the builders knew they were in trouble. The engineers devised a system of pilings – large hemlock trees lashed together – and a “raft.” The solution worked. When completed in 1838, John Haviland’s Egyptian mausoleum was a wonder. Not everyone appreciated the design. Green, however, found his cell disagreeable.
Google Power Search: How to Search by a Date Range and Why You Might Want To | Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter There’s a lot more you can do with Google than just searching the entire Internet. For instance, you can search for web pages added to Google’s indexes within a range of dates. The most common use for this is to look for pages added within the past 30 days or perhaps within the past week. For instance, I have an elusive “brickwall ancestor” that I have been trying to identify for years: Washington Harvey Eastman. Since I have already searched for him before, I have already seen all the “hits” that have been available for some time. Method #1: Search from the main Google search page Go to and enter the words or phrase that you wish to search for. “Washington Harvey Eastman” The quotes indicate that I want to search for those exact words in that exact order. When the results appear, look slightly above the results and click on “Search Tools.” Next, look just above the first “hit” and notice the words “Any time.” Method #2: Use Google’s Advanced Search Page Like this: