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Filmmaker Ken Burns looks at a book of Civil War draft records during a news conference at the National Archives in Washington, Wednesday, April 6, 2011, in conjunction with Ancestry.com, making newly digitized Civil War records available online. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns (right) and TV journalist and author Cheryl Wills look at a book that contains Civil War draft registration records at the National Archives in Washington on Wednesday, April 6, 2011, following the announcement that Civil War records such as these will now be available online at Ancestry.com. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)