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Illinois Civil War Records

The State of Illinois is one of the best at providing free online access to historical / genealogical records. This searchable database of Civil War soldiers includes name, rank, unit, and (in some instances) the residence and physical description. Be sure to read the following tips from the site – it can really help your search: Enter text in any field to restrict the search to only those records which CONTAIN your text in that field. Enter the soldier’s name…

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john gallagher tombstone fort rosecrans national cemetery san diego california

How to (Maybe) Solve An Irish Genealogy Mystery

An excerpt from Nancy’s book, Discover Your Family History Online It started at the Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery in San Diego, California. My sister and I were at the cemetery, taking photos to fulfill a FindaGrave.com request. But – as always – we couldn’t resist driving into the older section of the cemetery and walking back through the stones. An old tombstone caught our eye. The inscription was to Sgt. John Gallagher of Battery B, 4th U.S. Artillery. A veteran…

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