2020 had many low points but it had good things too. For me, one of the highlights was all of the amazing activity on the Researching Your Civil War Ancestry forum. Last year 224 new threads were started on the forum. Most were requests for assistance. And boy did those requests get a response! Over 100 members of CivilWarTalk offered assistance or encouragement to those wanting to learn more about the sacrifices their ancestors made during the War.
While each and every person who stopped by the forum deserves thanks, I especially want to recognize the all stars who come by again and again to provide expert research help. Number one on the list is @lelliott19 - who never fails to find new and pertinent information, even when the rest of us have given up. Not far behind in jumping in with their genealogy expertise are @east tennessee roots, @Fairfield, @Gary Morgan, @ucvrelics, @JPK Huson 1863, @DixieRifles, and @John Hartwell.
Thanks to everyone who came by the forum last year! Here's hoping we all have a happy and healthy 2021!