A Little Bit of This & A Little Bit of That

1862: Aliens who received honorable discharges from the U.S. Army were not required to file declarations (12 Stat. 597)

"War of the Rebellion"

Over 60 volumes!!! It includes scanned images of reports, correspondence, seizures of Southern property, etc. sent to the War Dept. during the Civil War.
It includes both Union and Confederate accounts.  It is in chronological order but there is no online index.  Many libraries have the index.  Find the volume and page number for your subject in the index at the library.
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In Case You Have Forgotten

Prior to 1752, the first day of the new year was not January 1 - but March 25. So, when you are researching and have a date of 7 February 1714 - this would actually be 7 February 1715. All dates from January 1 through March 24 would be in the old year. You can write the dates as 7 February 1714/15. This is the way you will find it entered in most books, except on early court records, the original records.

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Ever get confused between the words emigrate and immigrate?
Emigrate means to "leave" a country.
Immigrate means to "enter" a country.
How to remember? You must "leave" before you "enter".
"E" before "I" -- even in the alphabet!                       (thanks to Sarah)

Warning -- Genealogy Pox
Very Contagious to Adults
Symptoms:  Continual complaint as to need for names, dates, and places.
Patient has blank expression, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has
no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records
at libraries and courthouses. Has compulsion to write letters. Swears at
mail carrier when he or she doesn't leave mail. Frequents strange places
such as cemeteries, ruins, and remote, desolate country areas. Makes
secret night calls. Hides phone bills from spouse. Mumbles to self. Has
strange, faraway look in eyes.
Treatment:  Medication is useless. Disease is not fatal but gets
progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops,
subscribe to genealogical magazines, and be given a quiet corner in the
house when he or she can be alone.
Remarks:  The unusual nature of this disease is that the sicker the
patient gets, the more he or she enjoys it.
By An Anonymous Author

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