American Civil War Ancestor


Hello & Welcome to our Website

Due to Covid-19 the National Archives System is closed, we are still available to assist you during this time but we are unable to enter NARA.

We are now offering memberships that include discounts off our already low prices, check out our Membership page if you wish to learn more. Remember you don't need to be a member to use our free website's resources. Memberships during this period of NARA closure will be extended free of charge until NARA reopens. Please note, this will change your renewal date.

We are a historical research group formed to assist Students, Educators, Historians, Genealogists and Authors in doing research and obtaining digitized records from the National Archives and Records Administration locations, Presidential Libraries, the Library of Congress and other record repositories at the national, state and local levels.

We offer a superior product and personalized customer service that is less expensive and more expedient than the National Archives and Records Administration's online record ordering system.

We now include Dropbox service with all orders!

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 We travel to Washington D.C. once a month to research for our clients and we would be happy to include your research projects as well. (please see our Rates & Services page for details)

If you are interested in finding out if a relative was a veteran of the American Civil War we will work with you to find if there is a connection between a veteran and your family. We can also guide you into membership of an appropriate lineage group. (please see our Contact Us page for details and to ask questions)

Look through our website and let us know how we can help you!

 All the profits of American Civil War Ancestor are donated to support our Unknown Soldier Project, to restore vandalized & abandoned cemeteries, for the research provided on this website for free use of all who are interested in learning the truth of the War of the Rebellion and to other websites that we host for other groups, at no cost to them, with a like interest.

We are pleased to let you know that American Civil War Ancestor has been approved as an official Certifying Organization for The President's Volunteer Service Award.

The ability to bestow Presidential recognition to our volunteers is a tremendous honor and one we won't take lightly.  Recognizing the great work of our volunteers can deliver a powerful message that encourages others to take action. If you wish to start a project in your area and would like us to consider funding it and recording your volunteer hours, please contact us.


Location of our Office & Research Center

19 Briar Point Ave., Coventry, RI 02816

Hours M-F 9am - 5pm

By Appointment Only



19 Briar Point Ave, Coventry, RI 02816

National Archives #1

700 Pennsylvania Ave., NW

Washington D.C. 20408

National Archives #2

8601 Adelphi Road,

College Park, MD 20740

8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740-6001