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08 March 2013

Patience for a Civil War Pension File

Okay... so $80 and 120 days are the price to hopefully obtain a Civil War Pension file for my Grandpa Lew's maternal grandfather William Townsend. I am HOPING beyond hope that there will be clues to my 2nd Great Grandfather Townsend. He is a family history brick wall of great proportions. Many genealogy sites say some nuggets are bound to be in the file. Fingers crossed and all that.

Unfortunately, this is a lesson in PATIENCE. And despite the fact that my genealogy website is named A Patient Genealogist, it's more a satirical title. When I want to know something, I'm FAR from patient. Once I hear something, I'll let you know.


  1. I am with you mate, don't feel upset. It is the way world moves ahead. Civil war pension should be treated with utmost care.

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    1. Thanks James. I'm excited. And I'm hoping that treasures will be found.