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Genealogy Web Site Publishes Civil War Records, Adds Web 2.0 Enhancements

FamilySearch, a genealogy Web site maintained by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, announced yesterday its agreement with to publish two Civil War-era databases online — the 1860 U.S. Census and the Civil War Pensions Index. The two collections will provide free online access to millions of names of individuals from 1860 to 1865 in the United States.

The Web site also announced new enhancements to its Family History Library catalog, which will improve functionality for the millions of users of the site.

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