Paul Nauta with FamilySearch Public Affairs told us some details about all of the records they have added online recently, including the following (not a complete list):
- Civil War Pension Index
- South Carolina Probate 1671-1977 (select counties)
- U.S. 1890 Census of Union Veterans and Widows
- U.S. Civil War Soldiers Index 1855-1865
- Louisiana Confederate Pensions 1898-1950
"In the last year, FamilySearch, with its growing base of volunteers, has published almost 500 million historic records online - free for the public to search or view."
Collections are continually being added, and we (FamilySearch) need the support of the community to help index these records to make them searchable. You can also make history come alive by contributing to the Civil War wiki pages. While participating you can:
- Find your civil war ancestors.
- Learn about the histories of the local regiments that fought in the war.
- Travel back in time to learn about the historical events that helped shape a nation and the family trees of millions of Americans.
- Help make more of these records freely available to the entire community."
The learning starts tomorrow!