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Soldier’s Homes (1865-1930): Caring for our Veterans - free webinar by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, now online for limited time

Soldier’s Homes (1865-1930): Caring for our Veterans - free webinar by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar, "Soldier’s Homes (1865-1930): Caring for our Veterans” by Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, is now available to view at for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

The National Home for Volunteer Soldiers, was established by an act of Congress in 1865. The purpose of the home system (initially called the National Asylum) was to provide for the care of the large number of wounded and disabled veterans from the Civil War. Records of kinship and other treasures abound in these records—over 400,000 records of these veterans are online free of charge. The home from its inception was intended to be more like a planned community of today, than a simple home and hospital. Extensive amenities and vocational training were provided. The largest branch and showpiece of the system was the Central Branch at Dayton, Ohio, Eventually growing to 11 homes or branches spread across the country, they are today Veteran’s Administration hospitals. Additionally, state and Confederate homes were established. We will also discuss strategies for finding these records.
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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 31 minute recording of "Soldier’s Homes (1865-1930): Caring for our Veterans" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time. If you have a webinar membership, it is available anytime.

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