Tuesday, February 27, 2007

NARA proposes a huge increase for Civil War pension files

The National Archives are proposing increasing the Full pension file more than 75 years old (Civil War period) - NATF Form 85 from $37 to 125.00.

You can make comments until April 27, 2007.

ADDRESSES: NARA invites interested persons to submit comments on this proposed rule. Comments may be submitted by any of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: http://www.regulations.gov/.
Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Fax: Submit comments by facsimile transmission to 301-837-0319.

Mail: Send comments to Regulations Comments Desk (NPOL), Room 4100, Policy and Planning Staff, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Jennifer Davis Heaps at 301-837-1850 or fax at 301-837-0319. Requests for copies of the proposed information collection and supporting statement should be directed to Tamee Fechhelm at 301-837-1694 or fax at 301-837-3213.

It is probably futile to complain about such a large increase. So if you have been thinking about ordering a Civil War pension file from the National Archives, now is the time to do it

Order Civil War Pension & Service Records

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Pennsylvania Civil War Genealogy

The Pennsylvania Civil War site has recently undergone an update. All information is now organized by county or by regiment making it easier to find information. You will find

  • Regimental Rosters
  • Soldier Biographies

  • Newspaper Transciptions about the soldiers

  • Soldier Civil War Diaries and Journals

  • Prisoners of War

  • Medal of Honor Recipients

  • POWs

  • Pension Index

  • Deaths and Burials

You will also helpful hints, both on-line and off-line, to locate your Pennsylvania Civil War ancestor with a guide to ordering service and pension records from NARA, a great source for genealogy info.