Another new preservation venture for the genealogy world under the auspices of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the National Park Service.
“The Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) and the National Park Service’s Palo Alto Battlefield National Historical Park announce a partnership to develop a searchable database of more than 130,000 soldiers of the U.S.-Mexican War.
The database will allow descendants of U.S. soldiers to connect to their personal history and help Palo Alto commemorate and tell the stories of these soldiers. After the database is developed, unit histories, digitized documents, and information on U.S.-Mexican War soldiers will be added. Efforts will also be made to include names and information about Mexican soldiers in this war.”
I am a proud member of the FGS Board of Directors and am excited that FGS is continuing partnerships with the National Park Service. The previous partnership was the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System database project which resulted in FGS volunteers completing data entry for more than five million names. Those oft-used results are at NPS Civil War website.
For full details on the new partnership, please visit the FGS Voice Blog and please plan to contribute time to this worthwhile project.
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