Civil War Genealogy Toolkit
7/26/2011
These websites, books and organizations will help you trace Civil War soldiers in your family tree.

Web Sites

Access Genealogy: Civil War Records
www.accessgenealogy.com/military/civil

Alabama Department of Archives and History: Civil War Records
www.archives.state.al.us/referenc/military.html#CivilWar

The American Civil War Home Page
sunsite.utk.edu/civil-war/

American Memory
memory.loc.gov: Click War, Military, then titles of Civil War collections.

Bits of Blue and Gray
http://www.bitsofblueandgray.com

A Brief Introduction to Genealogy and the American Civil War
http://www.illinoiscivilwar.org/cwgeneal.html

The Civil War Archive Regimental Index
www.civilwararchive.com/regim.htm

The Civil War Archive: United States Colored Troops
www.civilwararchive.com/unioncol.htm

Confederate States Regimental History Index
history-sites.com/~kjones/

Civil War Era
www.proquest.com: This database of opinion pamphlets and newspapers from the Civil War years is available at subscribing libraries.

Civil War Genealogy
homepages.rootsweb.com/~sroots/cwgene.htm

Civil War Resources in the Atlanta Area
www.historians.org/perspectives/issues/2006/0610/0610ann5.cfm

Civil War Rosters Arranged by State
civilwarroster.com

Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System
www.itd.nps.gov/cwss

Confederate States Navy, Museum, Library & Research Institute
www.csnavy.org

Cyndi's List: US Civil War
cyndislist.com/cw.htm

eHistory.com: US Civil War
ehistory.osu.edu/uscw/index.cfm

Genforum Civil War Forum
genforum.genealogy.com/civilwar

Grand Army of the Republic and Related Research Links
suvcw.org/research.htm

Illinois Civil War Muster and Descriptive Rolls Database
www.library.sos.state.il.us/departments/archives/datcivil.html

Indiana Civil War Soldiers Database
www.indianadigitalarchives.org/News.aspx?ID=2

Kentucky Civil War Rosters
rootsweb.com/~kymercer/CivilWar/Union

Pennsylvania Civil War Soldier Databases
www.pacivilwar.com

Prologue: Civil War and Later Navy Personnel Records at the National Archives, 1861-1924
archives.gov/publications/prologue/1995/summer/navy-records-1861-1924.html

Massachusetts 54th Infantry
www.54thmass.org

Military History Online: Civil War Genealogy Database
www.militaryhistoryonline.com/genealogy/Default.aspx

National Park Service Civil War Web Site
cwar.nps.gov/civilwar

New York Divided: Slavery and the Civil War
www.nydivided.org

Northern NH Civil War Veterans
nhcivilwar.com

North Carolina Civil War Genealogical Resources
ncmuseumofhistory.org/exhibits/civilwar/resources_section6.html

The Olive Tree Genealogy: Civil War Genealogy & History
olivetreegenealogy.com/mil/usa/cw.shtml

Researching People of the Civil War Era
www.civilwarhome.com/faq-gene.htm

US Civil War History Selected Primary and Secondary Sources
oldsite.library.upenn.edu/vanpelt/guides/civilwar.html

Union Army Regimental History Index
www.civilwararchive.com/regim.htm

US Military Records Research Outline: Civil War
www.familysearch.org/eng/search/RG/frameset_rg.asp?Dest=G1&Aid=&Gid=&Lid=&Sid=&Did=&Juris1=&Event=&Year=&Gloss=&Sub=&Tab=&Entry=&Guide=Military.ASP

Vermont in the Civil War
vermontcivilwar.org/research/roots.php

Western Maryland Historical Library: Civil War
www.whilbr.org/categories.aspx?idcategory=4

Books

Bibliography of State Participation in the Civil War, 1861-1866 (Martino Publishing Co.)

The Civil War Day by Day: An Almanac 1861-65 by E.B. and Barbara Long (Da Capo Press)

Civil War Sites: The Official Guide to Battlefields, Monuments, and More by the Civil War Preservation Trust (Globe Pequot)

A Compendium of the War of the Rebellion, 3 volumes, by Frederick H. Dyer (National Historical Society)

Confederate States Navy Research Guide by Thomas Truxton Moebs (Moebs Publishing Co., out of print)

The Confederacy: A Guide to the Archives of the Confederate States of America by Henry Putney Beers (NARA)

Confederate Burials, 28 volumes, by Raymond W. Watkins (Lauderdale County Department of Archives and History)

Deaths of Confederate Soldiers in Confederate Hospitals, 14 volumes, by Raymond W. Watkins (Lauderdale County Department of Archives and History)

Index to the Roll of Honor by Martha and William Reamy (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Military Bibliography of the Civil War by Charles E. Dornbusch (New York Public Library)

The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War by George B. Davis, Calvin D. Cowles and others (The Fairfax Press)

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion General Index by Dudley W. Knox (Antiquarian Press)

Personnel of the Civil War edited by William Frayne Amann, 2 volumes, (Thomas Yoseloff

Register of Officers of the Confederate States, 1861-1865, Office of Naval Records (J.M. Carroll & Co.)

Roll of Honor: Civil War Union Soldiers CD (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion (30 volumes, Government Printing Office)

The Roster of Union Soldiers, 1861-1865 edited by Janet B. Hewett (33 volumes, Broadfoot Publishing)

The Roster of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1865 edited by Janet B. Hewett (16 volumes, Broadfoot Publishing)

Supplement to the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies edited by Janet B. Hewett (51 volumes, Broadfoot Publishing, out of print)

Union: A Guide to Federal Archives Relating to the Civil War by Kenneth W. Munden and Henry Putney Beers (NARA)

The Unpublished Roll of Honor by Mark Hughes (Genealogical Publishing Co.)

The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies, 70 volumes (Government Printing Office)

Who Was Who in the Civil War by Stewart Sifakis (Facts on File)

Organizations

Army Heritage and Education Center
950 Soldiers Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013, (717) 245-3971
www.carlisle.army.mil/ahec

Civil War Preservation Trust
1331 H St. N.W., Suite 1001, Washington, DC 20005, (202) 367-1861
www.civilwar.org

Confederate Research Center
Box 619, Hillsboro, TX 76645, (254) 582-2555
www.hillcollege.edu/museum/crc.html

Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War
503 S. Walnut St., Springfield, IL 62704, (217) 544-0616
www.duvcw.org

Grand Army of the Republic Museum and Library
4278 Griscom St., Philadelphia, PA 19124, (215) 289-6484
garmuslib.org

Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE, Washington, DC 20540, (202) 707-5000
www.loc.gov

Library of Virginia
800 E. Broad St., Richmond, VA 23219, (804) 692-3500
www.lva.lib.va.us

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States
1805 Pine St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
suvcw.org/mollus.htm

National Archives and Records Administration
700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20408, (866) 272-6272
archives.gov

New England Civil War Museum
Thomas J. O'Connell Library
14 Park Place, Vernon, CT 06066, (860) 870-3563
pages.cthome.net/ne.civilwar.mus

Sons of Confederate Veterans
Box 59, Columbia, TN 38401, (800) 693-4943
www.scv.org

Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War
Box 1865, Harrisburg, PA 17105, (717) 232-7000
suvcw.org

United States Civil War Center Hill Memorial Library
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, (225) 578-6544
www.cwc.lsu.edu

United Daughters of the Confederacy
Memorial Building, 328 North Blvd., Richmond, VA 23220, (804) 355-1636
www.hqudc.org

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