American Civil War Ancestor


                                                            Research Sites

Below you will find research sites that may be helpful to you. These websites are not owned by ACWA and we have no control over there functionality, if you should find a link that is not working or contents inappropriate material please report this to us on our Forms page.

                                                         Library of Congress

These webpages and databases are within the LOC website and are provided for your assistance. You should view these first, before going to a pay for service website, this is where most of their images came from and for free.



 Maps - Civil War


   Civil War Glass Negatives and Related Prints


   Reading Room, US Civil War Digital Resources

                                   National Archives and Records Administration

These websites are within the NARA website and are provided for your assistance.
General Information Leaflets
Reference Information Papers
While you will find thousands of records within this Section, please remember that it is no where near complete. It is organized by National Archives Identifier numbers, not in chronological order.

                                                  State Archives & Libraries

Below are State Archives and Libraries that may be of some assistance to your research


Alabama Department of Archives and History


Alaska State Archives


Arizona Department of Health Services


Arkansas State Archives


California State Archives


Colorado State Archives


Connecticut State Library and Archives


Delaware State Archives 


 Florida State Archives


Georgia State Archives and History Department


Hawaii State Archives 


 Idaho State Archives


 Illinois State Archives


Indiana State Archives and Records Administration


Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs


Kansas State Archives 


Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives


Louisiana Secretary of State


Maine State Archives 


 Maryland State Archives


Massachusetts Archives Division


Michigan History Center


Minnesota State Archives 


Mississippi Department of Archives and History


Missouri State Archives 


Montana Historical Society


Nebraska State Archives and Library


 Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records


 New Hampshire State Archives and Records Management


New Jersey State Archives 


New Mexico Commission of Public Records


 New York State Archives


 State Archives of North Carolina


State Historical Society of North Dakota


Ohio History Connection - State Archives


 Oklahoma State Archives and Records Management


 Oregon State Archives


 Pennsylvania State Archives


Rhode Island State Archives 


South Carolina Department of Archives and History


South Dakota State Archives


Tennessee State Library and Archives 


 Texas State Library and Archives Commission


Utah State Archives


 Vermont State Archives and Records Administration


Library of Virginia


 Washington State Archives


West Virginia Archives and History


Wisconsin Historical Society


Wyoming State Archives 

                                                             Free Databases

Below you will find databases that we have come across that provide free service, these are from private sources, state databases will be found under State Archives and Libraries above.


Soldiers and Sailors Database, NPS


Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Graves Database

Union & Confederate


 Confederate Graves Database

Confederate Only


 U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Nationwide Gravesite Locator


U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Land Management


Find a Grave


Massachusetts Civil War Research Center


Pennsylvania Civil War Burial Index


Family Search



                                                       Pay for Service Websites

The below websites are provided for your assistance, American Civil War Ancestor in no way supports, controls or benefits from their placement on this web page. Use of these websites is completely at the responsibility of you , the user.


American Civil War Database





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