I Have a Civil War Ancestor... Now What?

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Civil War soldiers often left a rich genealogical paper trail. Many of these records are tucked away at the National Archives in Washington DC. Learn what records are available for your ancestors only at the National Archives, what records are online already, and how to access all of them. These records may unlock some of the family stories that have been forgotten over time, as well as break down a brick wall or two!

Brian Rhinehart, of Rhinehart Roots Genealogy, is a professional genealogist and speaker. He is a graduate of Boston University’s Certificate of Genealogy Research course, and was recently featured in Family Tree Magazine. He has attended various genealogy institutes and conferences, including the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (GenFed) in Washington DC. A direct descendant of six Civil War soldiers, Brian specializes in Civil War and War of 1812 records at the National Archives in Washington DC and has retrieved military files for hundreds of clients there.

Please note that we are requiring registration as this event is happening over Zoom, the details for which will be sent via email to registrants about an hour prior to the program's start time.