by Legacy Family Tree. Last week I
watched my third one and was quite pleased.
Michael Hait’s webinar was, “Your Civil War Ancestors:
Beginning Your Research.” I thought I knew quite about my civil war ancestors,
but Michael’s webinar added some new areas of research for me. Of course I knew about the indexes of the
Civil War Pension indexes, but I had no idea of the depth of information that
might be available when a pensioner applied.
Although ordering the information may be expensive, the wealth of
information surpasses what I might have thought possible.
reminded me of the vast number of photos and drawings available at the Library of Congress Civil War site. Adding photos of related events can and will
make some of the boring bits of story come alive. His talk also reminded me
that Google has a vast number of books that are indexed and searchable. Many of those books include detailed
descriptions of specific Civil War Regiments.
My wife’s G-Grandfather fought with Lee’s Army from near the beginning
of the war through to Appomattox and my side fought for both the Union and the
Confederates in Kentucky regiments.
that I hadn’t thought of for civil war records, the National Park Service Civil War Records. Certainly
an excellent source for information on various regiments, battles, and letters.
not at $12.95 (regular price), but certainly I would love to see it combined in
a package with some other Webinars. I
highly recommend listening to the webinar before the 5th of November (while it is still free). The Legacy Family Tree Webinars are well worth following and keeping an eye out for topics that fit your needs. I’ve even put a couple of their items onto my Yuletide wish list, so, hopefully, I’ll be getting some of them.