Ever wonder where other writers get those amazing stories of 9-year-old Union soldiers or twins fighting on opposite sides? They usually find these nuggets of an idea sifting through old censuses and military records. You can do the same thing. Starting Thursday, April 7th, Ancestry.com is offering free access to millions of Civil War era records, including the 1860 and 1870 U.S. censuses. Free access ends April 14th, so, make the most of this opportunity. Browse through history and uncover the story that no one else has written yet.