Walk in Their Footsteps
Resources for Historical & Genealogical Research

Where to begin? Start with family resources, names and dates and places of birth and death. Then explore the collection of resources listed here.

State-by-state resources will help those searching for an ancestor who served in a military unit during the war to learn more about their service. (Compiled from Civil War Genealogical Resources, State-by-State by David A. Norris in the February/March 2011 issue of Internet Genealogy.)

Then use the interactive database at Walk in Their Footsteps to track an ancestor’s battle history by following the unit in which he served. As you track a soldier’s history across Virginia’s Civil War sites, plot a customized “Battle Plan” travel itinerary. Come to Virginia, and Walk in Their Footsteps.

African-American Resources

Civil War-era Civilian Resources
Alabama
Arizona Territory
Arkansas
California
Colorado Territory
Connecticut
Dakota Territory
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Nebraska Territory
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico Territory
New York
North Carolina
Ohio
Oklahoma (Indian Territory)
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Carolina
Tennessee
Texas
United States Colored Troops
Utah Territory
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin


Compiled by Dan Rudary
Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission
March 2011