Reading Recommendations · Civil War Genealogy Resource List
Military records provide a wealth of family history information. Through them, genealogists can learn about their ancestor’s military service, birth dates and places, deaths, marriages, and the conditions of their forerunner’s lives. Here are some resources to assist you with your research.
Currently 31 volumes, more to be published
Officer Biographies and Lists
Pension Indexes and Records
Pension records, bounty land warrants, and military service records can be ordered from the National Archives
Roll of Honor: Names of Soldiers Who Died in Defense of the American Union, Interred in National Cemeteries
Published by the United States Quartermaster’s Department
Narrative Records (Regimental Histories and Official Records)
Also available online
African American Troops
Maps and Atlases
Photographs and Illustrations
Need more suggestions? Contact the Genealogy and Local History Department by phone (513-369-6905) or email and a reference librarian will be happy to assist you.