Pennsylvania Volunteers of the Civil War | Free Access

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Exclusive free use of databases for Pennsylvania Civil War visitors... is pleased to be able to remember those who have served their country by offering free access to Civil War genealogy databases. Using the links and search box on this page (and only this page) you will be able to search this collection of Civil War records for 2 weeks only beginning May 26 and ending June 10, 2005. Great News! FREE Access has been extended to June 12!! Start searching today to make the most of this limited time free access.

These databases include information on over 3.5 million names, and for a limited time you can search through them as often as you like - with no obligation to purchase anything. Although this offer is hosted by a PA Civil War site, these databases give free access to the vets from all the states in the database, and the access is open to all (not just PA) researchers. This free access is done in partnership with, and is NOT a free trial nor will credit card information will be requested. You may be asked to register for this free access.

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1890 Census Veterans Schedule
This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1890 special census of Civil War Union veterans and widows of veterans. Although this schedule was to be used to enumerate Union veterans, in some areas, Confederate veterans were listed as well. Veterans schedules are often used as a head-of-household substitute for the 1890 federal census which was destroyed by fire.

Civil War Pension Index
These application cards are for Union Civil War and later pensions, including many Spanish American War veteran claims. Each record includes the veteran's name and state, and sometimes the name of the widow or child. The index also includes a digitized image of the index card itself, which contains the unit of service, date of filing, and application and certificate numbers for the pension case file housed at the National Archives and Records Administration in Washington D.C. Use these to order pension records from NARA. See NARA.

Civil War Pension Index  |   1890 Census Veteran's Schedule   |   Disabled Soldiers' Home


What next?

Actual Civil War and later pension records contain an incredible amount of genealogy info, such as birth dates, proof of marriage, proof of children's births. To learn more about what you may find in a soldier's pension record, and to learn how to use the free Civil War pension index above to get copies of the actual pension from NARA, Click Here.


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