101 Best Web Sites: Military History and Records Portal

By Allison Dolan

Peruse this week’s highlights from our 101 Best Web Sites for family history:

  • eHistory: We put this free Ohio State University site in our military research category for rich records of conflicts—including the The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. (the OR), battle overviews, Miller’s Photographic History of the Civil War, maps and timelines.
  • Access Genealogy: Besides oodles of links, this free portal also serves up census, vital, immigration, cemetery and military records; plus biographies and such Native American essentials as the 1880 Cherokee census and the Final Rolls of the Five Civilized Tribes (aka the Dawes Rolls).

You can search by surname, or go to United States Genealogy to browse databases by title.

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