GENEALOGY AND HISTORY SITES THAT ARE FREE TO ACCESS AND FREE TO USE

Hard to find but free places where you can research genealogy on line, without having to pay. Your comments and feedback are welcome to any post.

About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
For more information about Jerry Reed - Voice Talent visit:
http://jerryreed.com

I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
Have fun and enjoy.
Note: if you find a link no longer works, please let me know so I can research and update it.



Sunday, November 16, 2008

Civil War Soldiers and Sailor System

The National Park Service in the U.S. has this free service compiled from service records and other resources. It's a a computerized database containing very basic facts about servicemen who served on both sides during the Civil War. This project began with the Names Index Project, a project to enter names and other basic information from 6.3 million soldier records in the National Archives. This site also includes information from regimental histories (Union and Confederate)and links to descriptions of 384 significant battles of the war. In time the system is expected to expand to include information about soldiers, sailors, regiments, and battles, as well as prisoner-of-war records and cemetery records.

http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/

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