Civil War Roots: Episode 62

By Family Tree Editors
civil war maps, maps of the south, maps of the civil war, Image courtesy the David Rumsey Map Collection

Learn how to find your Gettysburg ancestors, honor the battlefield with a virtual visit and learn to navigate the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System website.

Ep. 62: July 2013

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In this episode:


News from the Blogosphere with Diane Haddad

Listen as Diane shares some news about virtual tours of Gettysburg.


Top Tips: 150th Anniversary of Gettysburg

July 2013 is the Gettysburg 150th anniversary. Lisa talks with David Fryxell about his “7 Steps to Discovering Your Gettysburg Ancestors” article from the July/August 2013 issue of the magazine.


101 Best Websites: Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Database

Genealogy instructor Diana Crisman Smith takes us on a tour of the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System website by the National Parks Service.


Family Tree University: Civil War Research

The “Civil War Research: Find Your Ancestors in the War Between the States” course at Family Tree University will guide you in determining your ancestor’s service, finding the records to document it and fleshing out your knowledge of their lives. Course instructor Diana Crisman Smith provides tips from the class.


The Publisher’s Desk with Allison Dolan

This month, Allison recommends: The book Life in Civil War America by Michael Varhola.

Family Tree Magazine Podcast: Episode 35, April 2011, Interview with Michael Varhola.


Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa Louise Cooke

Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke’s Genealogy Gems and Genealogy: Family History Made Easy podcasts in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.

Have fun climbing your family tree!