Free Washington, DC Records On Line

In November of 2017, Ancestry dumped 25 years of genealogy materials accumulated by the Rootsweb volunteers. Over the past 6 months we have monitored their blogs as they promised repeatedly that the data would be restored. I do not think that it will happen at this point as they now have Rootsweb directing to a generic Ancestry advertising page.

What that means for us is that hundreds of links on these pages are now bad. Please be patient as we try to recover the information. Unfortunately we do not have the resources to work on the genealogy data beyond our focus on the Civil War. Contact Us or friend ResearchOnLine on Facebook for periodic notes on our progress.

Links Updated - December 2021:
  • History of the Washington Monument
    Lincoln General Hospital, Washington, District of Columbia
  • Newspapers: Friday, Oct 21, 1864: Fortress Monroe [numerous soldiers listed]
  • Photographs from the American Civil War [from numerous states and items]
  • USIGS - Books Online - Military Links State Index
  • 1st Regiment, United States Colored Troops [Photo]
  • Links Recovered - July 2018:
  • U.S. National Library of Medicine Civil War Library
  • 1890 Census Reconstruction - Coos County, Oregon Listing of soldiers/sailors from US Infantry, US Artillery, Navy, and states of AR, CA, CO, CT, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MN, NC, NH, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, TX, VA, WI, Washington; to include many names without state identification.
  • 1890 Veterans Census for Northern Virginia - 1890 Veterans Census of Alexandria, Falls Church and Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, Prince William, and Stafford Counties Listing of soldiers/sailors from US Infantry, US Artillery, Navy, and states of CA, CT, DC, IA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, MO, MN, MS, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV, Washington; other titles of Surgeons, Inspector General, US Inf., Chaplin Hospital; includes many names without state identification or units.
  • Civil War Defenses of Washington - Historic Resource Study
  • Civil War Forum by [If you are not familiar with Genealogy.Com check out their main web page - so many topics, family names, states and more.
  • DC GenWeb Project
  • DC GenWeb Project
  • Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865 - District of Columbia Department
  • Links Checked - October 2018:
  • Images of the Civil War - District of Columbia
  • Portrait of a Soldier of the 1st District of Columbia Cavalry?
  • Union Regimental History Index
  • Whitman's DRUM TAPS and Washington's Civil War Hospitals
  • Links Checked - July 2018:
  • Andreas' History of the State of Nebraska - Military Rosters This website is well worth looking at. It names the Veterans residence as well as their nationality and in some cases where buried. Of the first 3 pages I came up with more states and countries than I can list here. Nationalities of Canada, Prussia, Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Sweden, England, Luxemboug, Switzerland, Wales, and more.
  • Black, Cooper and Bright: The District of Columbia's Black Civil War Regiment
  • Civil War Battles by State
  • Civil War Home Page
  • Civil War Photos and Images
  • Civil War Photos and Images
  • District of Columbia Emancipation Act: April 16, 1862
  • Fort Steven, Washington, District of Columbia, July 11-12, 1864
  • Grand Army of the Republic Death Rolls Books [advertisement] includes states of AL, AR, CA, CO, CT, Dakota Territory, DE, District of Columbia, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MS, MO, NE Territory, NE, NH, NJ, NM Territory, NY, NC, OH, OR, PA, RH, TN, VT, VA, WV, WI, US Army, USCT, US Navy, Veterans Reserve Corp.
  • Historic Medical Sites in the Washington, DC Area
  • History of St. Elizabeth's Hospital, originally known as Government Hospital for the Insane in Washington, DC
  • History of Colored Troops in the American Civil War [includes history and photographs]
  • Links Not Found - July 2018:
  • Battles of the American Civil War

  • For Additional Research