Friday, March 4, 2011

Follow Friday - Civil War research websites

The May 2011 issue of Family Tree Magazine is a special edition dedicated to the civil war. One of the articles lists the magazine's picks for the 10 best websites for Civil War research. This inspired me to share some of my go-to websites, or interesting options, for Civil War research. I won't rehash those they listed, except for a couple that I just couldn't research without.
Soldier Group, between 1861 and 1869, Civil War Photographs Collection,
Repository: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
The 150 anniversary of the start of the Civil War starts in April this year. Here are some sites I am following to see what celebrations and events are taking place and where:
  • Civil War Trust. this link offers a wealth of information about Sesquicentennial activities across the country.
  • National Park Service Civil War. This site will be new in April, but still offers numerous links about civil war sites and celebrations across the country.
  • Share Your Story about the Civil War in Appalachia. This is a site put together by the Appalachian Regional Commission as an effort to gather Civil War stories from across the Appalachian region. If you have an civil war veteran or family from this area, which stretches from New York south to Mississippi, this is a great opportunity to share your story.

State Sesquicentennial websites:
Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Connecticut commemorates the Civil War
The Civil War in Georgia: Commemorating 150 years
Illinois Civil War Sesquicentennial
Indiana’s Civil War Sesquicentennial Commemoration
Kentucky Civil War Sesquicentennial
Maine's Civil War Sesquicentennial
Michigan and the Civil War
Mississippi Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission
Missouri Civil War Sesquicentennial
New Jersey Civil War 150th Anniversary Committee
New York State Civil War Sesquicentennial
North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial
Ohio Civil War 150
Oklahoma Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
Pennsylvania Civil War 150
South Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial
Tennessee Civil War Sesquicentennial
Virginia Sesquicentennial Commemoration of the American Civil War
West Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission
Wisconsin Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission

Updates and new web site releases happen often, so if your state doesn't yet have a page check back often. Guess what else? After typing it so many times I now know how to spell SESQUICENTENNIAL.

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