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Civil War Sesquicentennial Blogs


Genealogists need to be his­to­ri­ans. There is no way to under­stand a fam­ily his­tory out­side of the larger con­text of the his­tory the fam­ily lived through. Genealogists have a rare oppor­tu­nity over the next few years to wit­ness the sesqui­cen­ten­nial (150th anniver­sary) of the Civil War. This will be com­mem­o­rated with exhibits, books, web­sites, records releases, and re-enactments of battles.

In com­mem­o­ra­tion of an impor­tant and painful period in American his­tory, sev­eral groups have set up blogs about the sesqui­cen­ten­nial of the Civil War:

Many states also have blogs or other web­sites com­mem­o­rat­ing the events and detail­ing museum exhibits or online col­lec­tions. This is not intended to be a com­pre­hen­sive list. For exam­ple, I have not includes sites that seems to be mainly about a his­tor­i­cal com­mis­sion, but not about the Civil War his­tory itself.

 
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