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Genealogy Resources

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Civil War Research Resources

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  • Civil War Sailors and Soldiers System - The National Parks Service has a free database in which you can search for soldiers and sailors as well as events, battlefields, and other information for the Civil War.
  • National Archives on Civil War Research
  • State Archives Information
  • Making of America - War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. 128 volumes and The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Navies 30 volumes. This is considered to be the definitive record of the Civil War. It was produced by the U.S. War Department between 1880-1900. Cornell University has made these volumes available on line for free. Cornell University has moved this collection to the HathiTrust, while it is still available for free it looks and navigate differently. The War of the Rebellion volumes, both Armies and Navies, are also available online at Internet Archive with no fee.
  • The American Civil War Homepage An interesting site with links to information on the Civil War from University of Tennessee.
  • United States Civil War Center A resource for researching maintained by Louisiana State University.