Comments on: Are Muster Rolls New to You, Too? http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/11/are-muster-rolls-new-to-you-too/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=are-muster-rolls-new-to-you-too The official blog of Ancestry Fri, 06 Mar 2015 00:09:16 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.2 By: Annettehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/11/are-muster-rolls-new-to-you-too/#comment-48010 Annette Thu, 20 May 2010 18:22:27 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3886#comment-48010 Meant to add that you can get some digital information on the website for the Missouri State Archives — not the whole record, but a view of a card that gives the Reg and the company, as well as the date of enlistment, and, sometimes, the age of the veteran.

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By: Annettehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/11/are-muster-rolls-new-to-you-too/#comment-48006 Annette Thu, 20 May 2010 17:56:26 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3886#comment-48006 Civil War records for Missouri are indexed on the ancestry site and other sites as well — but if Brenda Dodson wants the actual record on-line I have not yet found a site that has that information. Check the National Archives website and Footnotes, the latter is putting many of the Archives records on line. Otherwise, you’ll probably have to pay your $25.00 to the National Archives for a photocopy of the record.

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By: CHARLIEhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/11/are-muster-rolls-new-to-you-too/#comment-47357 CHARLIE Wed, 19 May 2010 23:41:02 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3886#comment-47357 I AM NEW TO THIS SITE. IT HAS BEEN DOWN 2 TIMES IN ONE WEEK..NOT GOOD. THINKING ABOUT STOPPING IT…EVERY TIME I GET READY TO GET ON AND DO SOME RESEARCH IT IS DOWN.

VERY UNHAPPY CUSTOMER…IF THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME MAYBE OK…BUT 2 TIMES IN ONE WEEK IS NOT GOOD.

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By: Peggy Patickhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/11/are-muster-rolls-new-to-you-too/#comment-47021 Peggy Patick Wed, 19 May 2010 20:59:04 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3886#comment-47021 I am new at this research, so bear with me. My great grandfather enlisted, at age 16, in the Union Army in 1866. I found his enlistment paper. But I find it hard to read the script and decipher the “remarks” column that uses a lot of abbreviations. It looks like”des” and then a date, then that is repeated twice more with different dates. Is there a guide to reading these documents? Thanks

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By: Carol Matlockhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/11/are-muster-rolls-new-to-you-too/#comment-46834 Carol Matlock Wed, 19 May 2010 19:48:00 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3886#comment-46834 Have you tried the National Parks adminstration site Soldiers and Sailors (civil war) or search engine the relatives county and civil war. Or even their name, county and civil war. I use the search engine Dogpile.com and have had a lot of luck finding ancestors.
Good Luck!

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By: Brenda Billups Dodsonhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/11/are-muster-rolls-new-to-you-too/#comment-46159 Brenda Billups Dodson Wed, 19 May 2010 15:47:25 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3886#comment-46159 Are there muster rolls for Missouri and Virginia as well? Does anyone know how to identify a particular military unit with a particular county. I am finding that my family’s habit of using the same name creates problems when searching these records. During the Civil War my family had at least 8 men, in just one branch of the family, enlisted ,some on both sides, all with the same name and I haven’t been able to figure out a way to weed out just the one I am searching for. Any hints would be appreciated.

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By: Alexandrahttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/11/are-muster-rolls-new-to-you-too/#comment-45986 Alexandra Tue, 18 May 2010 19:14:05 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3886#comment-45986 I found my Confederate great grandfather easily in these Muster Rolls, and was able to figure out which unit he fought with. This was really great since there were two people with very similar names in the previously available index and I wasn’t absolutely sure which one was my guy. Having more info and the actual documents was a great help.

I also have Union ancestors & I’d love to see their records too – can we expect more soon?

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By: Margarethttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/11/are-muster-rolls-new-to-you-too/#comment-45954 Margaret Sat, 15 May 2010 18:12:31 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3886#comment-45954 Yes, the “about these records” does provide this information; however I was reading this blog and it doesn’t mention if it is union, confederate or both and it would be even more helpful if the Title were a little more precise!

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By: Sharon Dickinson Van Daelehttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/11/are-muster-rolls-new-to-you-too/#comment-45948 Sharon Dickinson Van Daele Fri, 14 May 2010 18:14:35 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3886#comment-45948 I have tried to access information and was successful so far, but in entering data for the World Archives Project, I found the instructions to be confusing, whether military or other. They need to not only be more interactive, with windows you can open when you hit a snag, but also give more “WHAT IF” examples.

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By: BobNYhttp://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2010/05/11/are-muster-rolls-new-to-you-too/#comment-45945 BobNY Fri, 14 May 2010 03:36:26 +0000 http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/?p=3886#comment-45945 Margaret,

That is why ancestry includes a description of the dataset.

“About these Records

These rolls are for Confederate units formed in Alabama during the Civil War—though many operated outside of the state over the course of the war.”

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