New Civil War Records Mark 150th Annversary

  • 11 May 2011

Genealogists and history buffs no longer have to travel to the eastern United States for certain Civil War records, because FamilySearch recently released online millions of service and pension records relating to the conflict.

The Church’s nonprofit genealogy organization marked the 150th anniversary of the Civil War by publishing records for both the Confederate and Union armies at

Many people can benefit from these records. Genealogists can find family data such as names, ages, birth places, and death dates, while other records tell individuals’ stories and can reveal historical facts about the time.

Some 10 million of FamilySearch’s Civil War era records are already indexed, and there are plans to expand the collection of indexed records for the period over the next three or four years.

As more of the Civil War records are made available, researchers will more easily discover their family histories and form a picture of the period.

Find more information and a list of available Civil War records.