Those of you interested in finding Civil War ancestors are probaby familiar with the Soldiers and Sailors Database managed by the National Park Service. But are you aware that the website has gone through a complete make-over?
The search screens are new and several new categories for research have been added. In addition to information on soldiers (both Union and Confederate), sailors, cemeteries, prisoners, battles, and units; now you can find information on politicians, activists, spies, noted civilians, and more.
As before, the site is still a work in progress with only two POW camps and two cemeteries detailed, but the new site has much to offer.
Check it out at http://www.nps.gov/civilwar/soldiers-and-sailors-database.htm
Don't forget that PGS offers a class on finding your Civil War Ancestors, in which use of the Soldiers and Sailors Database is covered in detail. Check the class calendar frequently to see when it is being offered next. < http://www.flpgs.org/classes.aspx >