Unpacking History One Discovery at a Time
I just came home from a week at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. My friend, blog-owner of Ascending the Stairs, was taking the Genealogical Proof Standard class. I learned a lot from her and seeing how Worthington put together the case study here was really helpful.
Step 1: Source Citations (case study)
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine gave me a piece of paper, as she wanted me to look up her Civil War ancestor. She didn’t have a lot of detail, only this sheet of paper.
The citation page was attached:
I had not seen this type of record before, but my first place to look was to go to Fold3.com to see if there was a Civil War Record. I searched and browsed based on the information in these two pieces of information. Nothing was found.
Since this image came from Ancestry.com, I wanted to locate it and “see for myself”. Found it quickly, but I wanted to know more about this collection.
I went to “About U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865” to see what it might tell me. (Ancestry.com Operations 2010)
This is a collection of lists…
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