Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Confederate Grave Database - Georgia

I came across the Confederate Grave Database for Georgia in Cyndis List Mailing List of new websites added to her site. While neither my husband nor I have Confederate ancestors or relatives from Georgia, I thought it was a great resource for those who do. I noticed as I ran a search for Smith (the surname I usually chose when checking out a genealogical website where I don't have ancestry) that the search results page was set up very similarly to the National Graves Registration Database for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War website. While primarily featuring Union veterans' graves, the NGRD has Confederate graves as well; however, I think it's great that there is a Confederate-only database. Here's a quote from the site:
The Confederate Veteran Grave Database remains a work in progress. Currently, the database contains the collected grave information from the 17 counties in Georgia that make up the 9th Brigade of the Georgia Division of Sons of Confederate Veterans. The ultimate goal is to collect the grave information from all of Georgia’s 159 counties.

I hope they plan to add Confederate veterans' graves from other states as well!

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