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Monday, December 22, 2014

RECORDS OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL’S OFFICE

Pendell, Lucille (Hunt), Elizabeth Bethel, and National Archives (U.S.). Preliminary Inventory of the Records of the Adjutant General's Office. Washington, 1949.

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ARMY & NAVY PENSION LAWS

United States. Laws of the United States Governing the Granting of Army and Navy Pensions, Together With Regulations Relating Thereto. Washington, D.C.: U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1919.

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THE BATTLE OF ANTIETAM

For sale via the U.S.G.P.O.:

This book from the “Staff Rides” series describes the Battle of Antietam (aka Battle of Sharpsburg) which was fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland and Antietam Creek in the remote Washington, DC area suburbs.

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APPOMATTOX COURT HOUSE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK HANDBOOK

For sale via the U.S.G.P.O.:

This National Park Service Handbook tells the story of Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House, and the battles fought in the days before it. Also contains essays on events leading up to the Civil War and the implications of Appomattox for the post-Civil War generation, and a tourist's guide to the park.

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GLENN E. MARTIN GENEALOGY LIBRARY

201 West Main Street, Princeton, Kentucky

The Glenn Martin Genealogy Library has over 1400 family files, Caldwell County Circuit Court Records dating back to 1780, Periodicals, Collections by Sis Baker, Jack Granstaff, Sam Stegar, William Wilson, Caldwell County Marriage Index, Wills, Church records, Microfilm, Newspapers, Maps, Veteran lists, Early Kentucky Settlers, and many more including a Trail of Tears room.

Note: They’re currently involved in an effort to gather info about area men and women who served during WWII.

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Thursday, December 18, 2014

HATHITRUST COLLECTIONS— 19th CENTURY WOMEN’S PERIODICALS

Users of the HathiTrust website can put together lists of free full-text digitized books available via that website, like this list of 19th century women’s periodicals:

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HATHITRUST COLLECTIONS—ABRAHAM LINCOLN

Users of the HathiTrust website can put together lists of free full-text digitized books available via that website, like this list of books about Abraham Lincoln:

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HISTORY OF THE MISSOURI NATIONAL GUARD

Available full-view via Hathitrust:

History of the Missouri National Guard. Published by the authority of the Military Council, Missouri National Guard (1934).

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GENEALOGIST’S GUIDE TO THE WASHINGTON, D.C. AREA

"A Genealogist’s Guide to the Washington, D.C. Area” is available now as a PDF download ($4.99) from The In-Depth Genealogist Store:

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Note: Research facility links are clickable from the ebook.

PRICE’S MISSOURI EXPEDITION

Article on his 1864 raid into Missouri:

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CIVIL WAR STORIES UNFOLD FOR TENNESSEE FAMILIES…

Now 150 years removed from the war, many families still have untold stories to uncover. The historical record is growing, with discoveries of new material and technological advances that make it all easier to explore.

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Saturday, December 13, 2014

RECORDS AT NARA MID-ATLANTIC REGION

United States. National Archives and Records Administration. National Archives at Philadelphia: Federal Records of the Mid-Atlantic Region from Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, & West Virginia. Rev. 2010. Philadelphia, PA.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2010.

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FAMILY HISTORY SOURCES AT NARA-SE REGION

United States. National Archives and Records Administration. Southeast Region. Family History Sources. Rev. 2010. Morrow, GA: National Archives, Southeast Region, 2010.

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HIRAM’S HONOR

Max R. Terman has written an historical novel based on life of his Civil War relative, Hiram Terman, and has furnished details about what daily life might have been for this veteran of Ohio's 82nd Infantry Regiment during his years as a soldier.

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FINDING GERMAN MILITARY RECORDS

Lind Street Research Publishes a New Guide for finding German Military Records for the former Kingdom of Hanover

INVERNESS, ILLINOIS, August 1, 2014--Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Certified Genealogist and German research expert, is proud to announce the publication of Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866 on Microfilm at the Family History Library. Military records for the former Kingdom of Hanover in Germany can include a soldier's date and place of birth, his father's name, and widows' pensions. This publication is the only English-language guide to this gold mine of information for genealogists. With this guide, a researcher can quickly determine all available records for a regiment and time period and know where to find them in the Family History Library's (FHL) microfilm holdings in Salt Lake City, Utah.

The records in this collection span 130 rolls of FHL microfilm and go beyond simply listing names of soldiers. In addition to the typical details in the muster rolls, transfers to and from other companies provide clues to additional muster rolls to review. The many other types of records in this collection include regimental journals, pension data, marriage consents, field church books, and even horse muster rolls, including physical descriptions of the horses and the names of the soldiers who rode them, and much, much more.

Easy to use, this guide is organized chronologically and includes brief historical overviews at the beginning of each major section. The book explains the history of the former Kingdom of Hanover and includes a detailed explanation of how to use this guide, demonstrated with examples. This guide book is a must-have for anyone researching ancestors from the former Kingdom of Hanover in Germany.

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG has had a life-long passion for genealogy. In 2006, Teresa founded Lind Street Research, a company dedicated to helping clients trace their German ancestry. Since then, she has helped many people discover their family history. Teresa also writes family history books and is a popular speaker for local and national genealogical societies, sharing her knowledge with the genealogical community.

Visit www.hanovermilitary.com

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG