August Program: “20th Century Military Records: Finding the Modern Soldier, WWI and Later”
Starting in June, our society will be meeting in person at the Fort Collins Senior Center for our monthly programs. We will have a hybrid meeting using our Zoom video service. Capacity is 45 persons in the Foxtail II room located at the northeast end of the senior center. Lots of free parking at the senior center close to the Foxtail room. We look forward to seeing you there!
Our program begins at 6:30 pm. Visitors (not LCGS members) who wish to attend via Zoom need to register below to receive the Zoom info and handout.
President Glenn York provides a brief overview of our society with the latest committee reports followed by tonight’s program.
Program Information: “20th Century Military Records: Finding the Modern Soldier, WWI and Later“.
If you’re looking for a member of the Military from WWI to the present, there is good news. More and more military records are becoming available, both through official channels such as the Veterans Administration and the National Archives, but also through private companies such as Fold3 (owned by Ancestry) and FamilySearch. As genealogists, we are lucky that the military creates an abundance of records including draft registrations, enlistments, medical records, duty and station assignments, medals and awards, discipline (yes, some of your military ancestors may have served time in the brig), discharge and pensions. Although there is a wealth of information out there, you have to know where to look.
We will learn how to find Military Records through official channels such as the Veterans Administration and National Archives, and through private companies such as Fold3 (owned by Ancestry) and FamilySearch.
Dina Carson has been involved in genealogy for more than three decades, and is currently the coordinator of the Boulder Pioneers Project, a comprehensive look at the original source documents for Boulder County during the Territorial period (1859-1876). She is the author of more than ninety annotated indexes of Boulder County source materials. She lectures frequently to genealogical societies throughout the state and is working with the Colorado State Archives on state-wide indexing projects. Dina is the author of 10 books about publishing and genealogy including, Publish Your Family History: A Step-by-Step Guide to Writing the Stories of Your Ancestors, and two recent books, Map Your US Research: A Workbook for Genealogists and Colorado’s Historical Assets: A Research Guide for Genealogists, Local Historians and History Buffs … . Dina brings her experience with all phases of book publishing to help first-time self-publishers create quality family or local histories that are both believable and achievable. When she’s not at a computer working on a publishing project, you can find her photographing the pioneer cemeteries of Colorado or deep in the bowels of an archive researching something.
Reminder: Visitors are welcome and can register below to receive the Zoom info and handout!
Be sure to use our Thursday afternoon (except holiday weeks) genealogy help session from 1 to 3 pm at the Fort Collins Downtown Library. Members or visitors: please send an email to Genealogyhelp@lcgsco.org with your request, and if for an ancestor, please send your family tree info from Ancestry, MyHeritage or a family tree image from your genealogy software.
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