Researching Military and Civil War Records: A Genealogy Workshop
Speakers: Walter Hickey, Retired Archives Specialist with the National Archives, Boston;Jeff Brown, Search Room Supervisor ,Maine State Archiver;Jamie Kingman Rice, MHS Research Librarian
Join us for an in-depth look at researching your ancestors' military records and service. The three-hour workshop will cover resources related to soldiers in general, and also focus on Civil War veterans. Walter V. Hickey, retired Archives Specialist with the National Archives in Boston, will review how to access the multiple online resources for traditional records such as those related to pension and service, as well as correspondence, hospital, congressional, and other less-obvious records readily available in databases such as Ancestry, Fold3, and FamilySearch. His presentation will be followed by Jamie Kingman Rice, MHS Research Librarian, and Jeff Brown, of the Maine State Archives, who will highlight MHS’s and the Archives' Civil War collections.