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Saturday, October 18, 2008

CIVIL WAR WIDOWS' PENSIONS

Currently being made available on the Web by Footnote.com:

“The files are grouped under the soldier's name, but the widow's name and names of minor children are listed on the first page within the pension file. A pensioner's name (typically the widow's) is searchable, often giving her maiden name as well. Case files include where and when a man served, details of his service, his life before the war, and his family, including information about his widow, children, and sometimes his parents. These files are unfilmed textual records.”

They have also recently updated their collection of St. Louis City Directories:

LINK

Note: It may be time to check out their website again, to see if an annual subscription to Footnote.com has suddenly become a budgeting priority for you!

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