My recent trip to DC had me checking out the National Archives (mainly for the gift shop, no lies), but I decided to surprise my Mom and see if she needed any research. She had jokingly said I could stop there at Thanksgiving, so I think she was thrilled when I called and asked what I could do. It's a process, but was very cool. Here are some photos from my search for my Great Great Great Grandfather's Civil War Military Records.
You can read my upcoming Guest Blog on my Mom's Genealogy Blog: Journey To The Past later this month to find out even more details.