Resources for Genealogists
Trace your family history through the Civil War with the vast genealogical resources available at Pennsylvania’s numerous historical societies. Discover your ancestry’s involvement in the war.
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Civil War Veterans' Card File
View images of Civil War Veterans' Card Files from 1861 to 1866 from the Pennsylvania State Archives.
Registers of Pennsylvania Volunteers
Learn about the Pennsylvanians who volunteered to serve during the Civil War, including their names, ages, ranks, terms of service and more.
Guide to Civil War Records
This guide offers researchers assistance in locating Civil War-era government records, manuscripts, maps and photos housed at the Pennsylvania State Archives.
PHMC Guide to Civil War Holdings
Navigate the artifacts and documents from the Civil War in Pennsylvania with this inventory of the vast collections of the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. In addition to materials from the Civil War, this guide also includes pertinent pre- and post-war items.