Reconstruction Period Research Forum
NARA - Post Civil War Resources
The National Archives microfilm project has greatly enhanced the ability to successfully research the Post Civil War era.
¹Washington, Reginald. "Black Family Research: Records of Post Civil War Federal Agencies at the National Archives." Reference Information Paper 108. National Archives and Records Administration. Washington, D.C.  07 August 2005. [http://www.archives.gov/publications/ref-info-papers].