Posted By:Lynette Kleve
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Subject:Re: Volunteer Soldiers during Spanish/American War
Post Date:June 22, 2011 at 14:51:43
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/spanishamericanwar/messages/837.html
Forum:Spanish-American War Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/spanishamericanwar/

Hello there!

I searched on Ancestry earlier and did find most of what you sent in post here. I am searching for a friend and since I am from California he thought it would be easier for me. :-) But this is my first go at finding info on someone in the Sp/Am War.

My friend wanted to know date of death and how he died/what was the cause but I needed to do a little back tracing first...interesting stuff.

I didn't know that the "CivWarGenIndex" also had records for the Sp/Am War too, thanks for that! :-) I did see his discharge info! :-) I figured the Pacific Branch meant just that but wasn't sure, so thank you! :-) I saw his enlistment record but didn't notice his domestic occupation etc...must have been when my husband was asking me something. I'll take a look at it tomorrow. I didn't get his pension info so many thanks for that! I've got the Yountville info...I have his grave info as well but I guess I'll have to write to the vital stats office in California for a death cert... This is just facsinating history.

I love helping research other people's ancestors. I don't remember ever learning much about the Spanish American War in school. So this is a history lesson as well. Thank you for the info I missed and the info I had yet to find, I am as they say hooked! :-) Big hugs and thanks from a transplanted Californian in Sweden.

Lynette