American Civil War Genealogy

Posted March 30, 2011 by Geni | One Comment

The American Civil War is an incredibly rich part of history. There are countless records, stories, and images available that make genealogical research of this era a true joy. The US Civil War Notables project is the perfect place to start, but there is a lot more information available. For example, you might want to check out the Other People in the American Civil War project or Croatian Soldiers in American CIvil War 1861-1865 project. If you’re looking for specific information, you can try searching for civil war discussions or you can start your own discussion.

Of course, Geni isn’t the only place you can find information. You can try searching over 1,800 genealogy blogs for civil war content via GeneaBloggers. If you’re interested in hearing the thoughts of other netizens as they discuss the history of the US Civil War, you can follow the #civilwar and genealogy hashtags on Twitter.

If you have anything you’d like to share with other Geni Blog readers about the US Civil War, please email grant+CW@geni.com. Links, stories, and pictures are all welcome.

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  • Sdsturgisryder

    Brig General Joseph Pannill Taylor (Union) had Daughters, Eveline M. Taylor, married Colonel Henry Walter Kingsbury (Union). Another daughter, Sarah R.Taylor married Brig. General David Rumph Jones(Confedarate).n17 Sept 1862, Col Henry Kingsbury leading his Union troops at Antietam, Burnside bridge met and was mortally wounded and died by Troops commanded by his brother in law Brig General David R. Jones. That evening Brig General David R. Jones heard the news of the loss of his brother in law by his troops and lost his will of fight. n Colonel Henry W. Kingsbury’s wife Eveline M. (Taylor) Kingsbury gave birth to a son 3 months after Colonel Henry W. Kingsbury was killed in action and named him after his father Henry. And Brig General David R. Jones died 15 Jan 1863 only a month later from heart failure, aged 37.n Being retired military myself and having time to research the Kingsbury family side has been very rewarding, to see and get an understanding of what our fore fathers endured to build our country should be shared and passed on so we never forget.