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Introduction to Military Records Research

Wednesday, August 5, 2020
7:00 pm8:30 pm
368 Springs Avenue, Gettysburg, PA 17325
Introduction to Military Records Research

PLEASE NOTE: THIS CLASS HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO AUGUST, 2020. REGISTRANTS WHO HAD RESERVED TICKETS FOR APRIL WILL BE NOTIFIED OF THE CHANGE AND OFFERED A REFUND.

Have you been frustrated in trying to learn the full story of a family member’s service in World War II or Vietnam? Did you hit a dead end in your Civil War or Revolutionary War genealogy work? Now you can learn about research tools available to reconstruct the stories of the men and women who served in our nation’s military.

This 5-week course offers hands-on opportunities to learn how to conduct historical research for military records and family stories. We will introduce you to the tools you need to research and save the stories of your favorite silent heroes.

Wednesday, August 5: Getting Started with Online Databases

Wednesday, August 12: Mining the Treasures of the National Archives

Wednesday, August 19: Building their Stories: Family, Homes, Census, Newspapers

Wednesday, August 26: Local Resources to Bring the Stories Alive: ACHS Archives

Wednesday, September 2: Preserving their Stories

Classes will be held at the Wolf House, 368 Springs Avenue, Gettysburg. Each session will run for an hour and a half, from 7PM to 8:30PM.

Instructors will provide handouts, but please bring a laptop if possible.

The series of classes is limited to 12 people, so please register NOW!

Cost: $100 for general public; $80 for ACHS Members.

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