Researching Military Records with Del Ritchhart

Date Change Update: Want to know about all the U.S. military records?? Join us to learn about these records on June 4th from 9 am to noon via Zoom online broadcast.

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Class Description
This presentation will focus on the discussion of online sites for researching Military Records. We believe attendees will be impressed with the number of sites that are available online for doing military research. We will not only discuss obvious sites such as Fold3 and the National Archives. However, we will explore many sites that are no so well known; but which contain a wealth of information. We will also discuss ways of identifying those of your ancestors who likely served in the various wars, dating back to the Revolutionary War. For those of you who might have an interest in learning if you can qualify for membership in the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) or Sons of the American Revolutions (SAR), we will touch upon that subject, as well.

The initial part of the presentation will be a Power Point discussion of the various sites and then in the latter part of the program, we will provide a live demonstration of how to search and explore the sites.

Speaker Profile

Del Ritchhart

Del began researching his family history in 1994. He served in leadership positions in several San Diego genealogy organizations; including President, Computer Genealogy Society of San Diego and Program Director, San Diego Genealogical Society. He was Chair of The Working Group for soliciting Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers for the June 2019 International German Genealogy Partnership Conference held in Sacramento.

He currently leads the German Study Group for the Larimer County Genealogical Society and is Secretary of the Longs Peak Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution. Del has given over 120 genealogy presentations to numerous groups in the Southern California and Northern Colorado areas in the past nine years. He published, “Breathing Life Into My Family Ancestors” in late 2011 and published his second book “Ordinary People Who Accomplished the Extraordinary—Our Immigrant Ancestors and Their Descendants” in November 2019.

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