12 April 2011

Civil War Sesquicentennial -- Some Great Resources


As we’ve mentioned, this month marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War and today marks the Sesquicentennial of the start of that war. We have already talked about articles published in the NGSQ and information about newly available and free records access from Ancestry.com and Footnote.com that might benefit your Civil War research.

There is so much going on this month that we will just highlight a few other items that have caught our eye!

National Archives and Records Administration:

Library of Congress:
·        Selected Resources
·        Photographs


Listen to Profile America (US Census Bureau)

Select State Resources (check out every state impacted by the civil war – all seem to have a special web-site set up!):

·        North Carolina has created North Carolina Civil War Sesquicentennial and its related blog which are chock full of information, event information, interactive tools and much more! It has also published Volume XVIII: Senior Reserves and Detailed Men in the popular North Carolina Troops, 1861–1865: A Roster series, edited by Matthew M. Brown and Michael W. Coffey.
·        Virginia celebrates the Civil War Sesquicentennial
·        Civil War 150 -- Ohio

Check these out also:
·        Civil War 150th Anniversary (Civil War Trust)
·        History Net -- Sesquicentennial

What has caught your eye?  Please do post a comment with other events or resources that we haven’t mentioned that NGS members might want to attend or be aware of.




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