Yesterday we released the Descriptive Lists of Colored Volunteer Army Soldiers 1864 and the California Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1950.
The Descriptive Lists of Colored Volunteer Army Soldiers 1864 is a smaller project including both Enlistment lists and Muster Rolls. Although this is a smaller project we estimate that there are close to 10,000 names – what a wonderful resource to those with African American descent.
And, the California Railroad Employment Records, 1862-1950 should seem like an old friend. Although the records may look a little different this project is incredibly similar to our first California Railroad Employment Records project. You will encounter a large variety of names as there were many immigrant men, and a few women, who worked on the railroads. Employment records can be a great resource for families who aren’t able to track their ancestors where they should have been. (Like my ancestors who worked in the oil business.)