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Pennsylvania Civil War 150

Pennsylvania Civil War 150


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.

Check back often for more Civil War resources as is continually updated with fresh content.


  • 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.

Events Calendar

Want to learn more about The Civil War? Find an event near you.

Experience the Civil War

Get personal with the Civil War. Hear the Gettysburg Address, see Civil War artifacts and navigate the timeline and map.