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Alabama Department of Archives & History expands Civil War database online

Alabama Department of Archives & History expands Civil War database online

The Alabama Civil War Database search can be found on the Alabama Department of Archives and History website. The database now contains surnames listed alphabetically (A-Z) of individuals who served in the war, were exempt from military service, or who served in the militia or home guard. Soldiers from other states that have some connection […]

Death certificates aid in genealogical research

Death certificates aid in genealogical research

Many family history clues can be derived from death records. Perhaps we may already know where and when our ancestor died, but it is still worth the effort to order the record or to look it up online. One of my favorite websites is the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Mormons have […]

Cemeteries can be a gold mine for genealogists

Cemeteries can be a gold mine for genealogists

Prattville – Genealogy comes alive in a cemetery, pardon the pun. What I mean to say is, one can gather much information from perusing the headstones of families who have been laid to rest. A case in point is Prattville’s Oak Hill Cemetery, where you can find the remains of the city’s oldest pioneer (according […]

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