- The Washington Post's readers submitted family stories they'd heard about ancestors who were involved in or affected by the war.
- The Journal Star in Lincoln, Nebraska printed family stories sent in by readers whose ancestors participated in the war.
- There's a Facebook page devoted to Civil War Roots, with contributors' stories included.
- The Civil War Talk message board includes queries and comments from people who have or suspect they have Civil War ancestors.
- Wm Tyler Bentley's story
- Abraham & Annie Berk's Story
- Isaac & Henrietta Birk's story
- Mary A. Demarest's story
- Robert & Mary Larimer's story
- Meyer & Tillie Mahler's story
- Halbert McClure from Donegal
- Schwartz family from Ungvar
- John & Mary Slatter's story
- Steiner & Rinehart story
- Wood family of Ohio
- Mayflower ancestors
- MYSTERY PHOTOS
- 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks
Monday, July 11, 2011
Military Monday: Civil War Ancestor Stories
Not from MY family (the earliest ancestor arrived from Eastern Europe more than a generation after the Civil War). But with this year's 150th anniversary of the War Between the States, some sites are posting stories passed down within families. I was intrigued by the following, just a small sample of what's online already: