Podcast Additional Resources: “Ancestor Research”

Inspired by Dan Welch and Chris Mackowski’s discussion about finding Civil War ancestors? Ready to start (or continue) your own research?

We’ve pulled together some links to aid in the search, and we’d love to hear about what sources you like to use. You’ll also find links for Dan Davis’s story about finding one of his Civil War heroes.

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Podcast and Discussion with Dan Davis about Civil War Ancestors (2018)

Archive Podcast – “Levi Bowen & The 7th Pennsylvania Reserves” (available for subscribers at the Enlisted level)

Resources and video clips for Levi Bowen stories


Civil War – National Archives (searching for individuals)

Civil War – National Archives Resources

Family Search – Locating a Union Civil War SoldierĀ 

National Park Service – Soldiers and Sailors Database

Fold3 – Civil War Documents

Finding Civil War Ancestor Photographs (article)

American Battlefield Trust’s Ancestor Research Guide

2 Responses to Podcast Additional Resources: “Ancestor Research”

  1. Fold3’s Civil War records are freely available until April 15th. It’s a must-subscribe for researchers.

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