Friday, June 1, 2012

IGS Adds Free Monroe County Civil War Database

The Indiana Genealogical Society has added a free database of a Civil War resource for Monroe County to the County Records section of our Members Only area:

--Index to Draft Enrollment List for Monroe County, Indiana (1862)

In 1862 the United States government instituted a draft to help fill the regiments serving in the Civil War. Every able-bodied man between the ages of 18 and 45 was required to enroll, or else provide a reason why they were exempt. These draft enrollment lists have been microfilmed and are available at the Indiana State Archives.

This database is free to the public - no membership is needed in order to view it.

The Indiana Genealogical Society now has 798 databases in the Members Only area. They cover all 92 Indiana counties and encompass 500,000+ records.

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