More than 13,000 Union prisoners of war died at Andersonville prison during the Civil War. Although probably the most notorious, Andersonville was certainly not the only Civil War prison. Was your Civil War soldier ancestor a prisoner of war? (Image: Living history re-creators, Camp Sumpter Military Prison, click to enlarge) My great-great-grandfather was captured during [...]
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My sister recently found a photo of our great-grandmother as a young woman, sitting primly in a photographer’s studio, in a pose with two young men and another young girl. The photograph was cracked and torn, and the background faded. In some places, the stain of age had destroyed detail in clothing and hair. I [...]
How to Find More in the Federal Census Than Just Your Family In the fall of 1860, an Assistant U.S. Marshal traveled the rolling green hills of Putnam County, Missouri, questioning the people in every household. He asked their names and ages, occupation and birth place. As an agent of the Secretary of the Interior, [...]
Close to 10 years ago, an interesting phenomenon hit the Web called blogging. Today’s it’s old hat–and the number ofblogs probably outnumbers the population of the U.S.! For genealogists, blogging means you get to share your genealogy information on the Internet, without the hassle of actually building an old-fashioned website. Dimmitt Family History blog image. [...]
Don’t you wonder what songs your ancestors hummed while working around the house? or what tunes were the “top 10 hits” of the 18th century? I do. In fact, on one of my Montana trips I picked up a cassette of favorite Civil War era songs, and love popping it in the stereo while I’m [...]