Put it in context

This guide was last updated in 2010

Put your ancestors' experiences into context.

Having discovered what you can about your ancestors and their locality, broaden your background reading to find out how typical their experiences were.

There are hundreds of books in local and national libraries on every imaginable aspect of the Civil War, and now is the time to put yourself in your ancestors’ shoes and to imagine how it must have been for them living through these turbulent times.

 

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