Civil War pension records

Many Irish emigrants served in the U.S. Civil War. Many died. Tragic as that fact is, it means pension records were created that may now be extremely useful to family history researchers.


How the Irish saved the Union at Gettysburg

Pickett’s Charge, a new book by Dr. Phillip Thomas Tucker, might also be titled “How the Irish won the war for America at Gettysburg and fought fellow Irish to do it.”


Irish in the American Civil War

Damian Shiels is author of the book, The Irish in the American Civil War, as well as a blog by the same name.


Irish soldiers in the U.S. military

As we celebrate Memorial Day, let’s also remember Irish contributions to the cause of American freedom.


Library of Congress Images

Adding pictures and maps to your family histories will make them much more memorable. But, you say, you don’t have any photos of your ancestors? Try the Library of Congress.


The Irish in the Civil War

The Civil War was the deadliest war in U.S. history. About 625,000 soldiers died, which computes to roughly 2% of the U.S. population in 1860.

Writing for the National Library of Ireland (NLI) blog, Gavin Finlay suggests that the American Civil War was also one of the most significant conflicts in Irish history.


Using U.S. Civil War Records to Find Irish Locale

When I’m “surfing” other genealogy blogs to look for tips to share with readers, I occasionally find an article that’s so comprehensive I don’t even want to try to paraphrase it.

That was the case today when I read Donna Moughty’s (May 27th) blog posting entitled “Using Civil War Records to Identify a Locality in […]

Ancestors in the Civil War?

IGSI is sponsoring a class this Saturday, October 12, about researching Civil War ancestors.