Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

28/2/2009

Civil War Research Database

It is not hard to find histories of the monumental figures of the Civil War. Documents and histories abound for Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee. Records of individual soldiers, however, are not so easy to find. The Civil War Research Database is a historic effort to compile and link all available records of common soldiers in the Civil War. Historic Data Systems has compiled and interlinked a wide array of records including state rosters, pension records, regimental histories, photos, and journals. The genealogical value of this record is immeasurable. More than authoritative names and dates, this database connects researchers with the history their ancestors lived.

The database is a work in progress. Considering the scope of its ambition, the amount of data already available is impressive. The project to date has digitized, indexed, and interlinked the roster records of 2,100,000 soldiers (out of approx. 4,000,000 who served), 2,719 regimental chronicles, 1,010 officer profiles, 3,343 battle synopses, and 1,012 soldier photographs. As the database continues to grow, so will the impact of this unique genealogical resource. Copyright 1997, 1998, 1999 – Historical Data Systems, Inc. P.O. Box 35 Duxbury, MA 02331. for more click here

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