Register for Webinar Wednesday — Forgotten Records: The Record and Pension Office by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

Register for Webinar Wednesday — Forgotten Records: The Record and Pension Office by Craig R. Scott, MA, CG, FUGA

Military research is not complete without consulting the records of the R&PO, yet few do. They can be a goldmine of information, or not.

About the presenter

Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 (Revised) and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). His most recent work is Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers, 1818 – 1872, and the Payment Vouchers They Represent. He has authored seventeen books and several articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, the Magazine of Virginia Genealogy and other genealogical publications. He is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 10,00 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than thirty-five years, he specializes in military records, problem-solving, Quakers, and publishing. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians and on the editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. He is a former Treasurer and Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. He was a faculty member for several years of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and once at the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh. He is currently the Coordinator of the SLIG Guidance and Consultation Track, helping students solved their brick wall problems. He is the host of the @JustGenealogy YouTube channel where he has recorded over 275 videos. He is a recipient of the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award and UGA Silver Tray Award. He became a Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association in 2014.

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A Military Heritage: Finding your British army lineage in pre-20th century records — free replay of today's Down Under webinar by Cathie Sherwood now available for limited time

A Military Heritage: Finding your British army lineage in pre-20th century records — free replay of today's Down Under webinar by Cathie Sherwood now available for limited time

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Many Australians will have a soldier or sailor somewhere in their family tree, particularly from the 20th century onwards. Finding those ancestors who served in Australian contingents during World War One or Two for example, is a relatively straightforward process, mainly because the records are mostly available in Australian archives. However, once the search moves back into the 19th or 18th century, then it can become a more complicated puzzle. This presentation provides an overview of the military history of Europe during the 19th and 18th centuries and outlines the range of records which are available, such as those at The National Archives (UK) in particular as well as Australian archives and military museums and an increasing number of online resources. The wealth of detail will help reveal the life of your military ancestor and may even be able to take your research back into the 18th century.

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Register for Wednesday's Down Under webinar: A military heritage: Finding your British army lineage in pre-20th century records by Cathie Sherwood

Register for Wednesday's Down Under webinar: A military heritage: Finding your British army lineage in pre-20th century records by Cathie Sherwood

Many Australians will have a soldier or sailor somewhere in their family tree, particularly from the 20th century onwards. Finding those ancestors who served in Australian contingents during World War One or Two for example, is a relatively straightforward process, mainly because the records are mostly available in Australian archives. However, once the search moves back into the 19th or 18th century, then it can become a more complicated puzzle. This presentation provides an overview of the military history of Europe during the 19th and 18th centuries and outlines the range of records which are available, such as those at The National Archives (UK) in particular as well as Australian archives and military museums and an increasing number of online resources. The wealth of detail will help reveal the life of your military ancestor and may even be able to take your research back into the 18th century.

About the presenter

Passionate about history and addicted to family history, Cathie has been researching her Irish, English and Scottish ancestors for over forty years. She was a university lecturer in digital technology and education, retiring as an Associate Professor. Cathie holds a Master’s degree in education, university qualifications in history and computer education, and has completed the Society of Australian Genealogist’s Diploma in Family Historical Studies and Certificate in Genealogical Research. Since her retirement, Cathie now utilises her computer and education knowledge and skills as a professional genealogist, educator and speaker.

As the principal and founder of Family History Academy, Cathie combines her love of family history with her technology skills. She coordinates innovative and interactive genealogy education opportunities in partnership with experienced and highly-respected lecturers.

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Researching Canadian Nurses, Pilots and Sailors in the First World War - free webinar by Kathryn Lake Hogan now online for limited time

Researching Canadian Nurses, Pilots and Sailors in the First World War - free webinar by Kathryn Lake Hogan now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Kathryn Lake Hogan, "Researching Canadian Nurses, Pilots and Sailors in the First World War" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Presentations about Canadians in the First World War usually focus on the Canadian Expeditionary Force, but what about the nurses, pilots, and sailors who served? Discover what was involved in serving with the Royal Naval Air Service, the Royal Canadian Navy or the Nursing Sisters in the Canadian Army Medical Corps.

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Deeds Not Words: Finding Your Merchant Marine Ancestors - free webinar by Michael L. Strauss, AG now online for limited time

Deeds Not Words: Finding Your Merchant Marine Ancestors - free webinar by Michael L. Strauss, AG now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Michael L. Strauss, AG, "Deeds Not Words: Finding Your Merchant Marine Ancestors" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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The Merchant Marines have always played a pivotal and important role in American history. Without their efforts and sacrifice the wars of the twentieth century could have turned out very differently. A series of acts passed by Congress in 1916, 1920, and 1936 would officially organize the Merchant Marines into a well-trained and disciplined organization set about to answer the call to action during World War II. Many genealogically valuable records can be searched to find your merchant mariner ancestors.

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Dissecting a Civil War Pension Packet--Union and Confederate - free webinar by Jill Morelli, CG now online for limited time

Dissecting a Civil War Pension Packet--Union and Confederate - free webinar by Jill Morelli, CG now online for limited time

The recording of Wednesday's webinar by Jill Morelli, CG, "Dissecting a Civil War Pension Packet--Union and Confederate" is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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Have you identified a Union or Confederate Civil War soldier in your ancestry? Lucky you. These records are the most accessible of all military records. We will discuss the history of these records, who was included and excluded, and the changes in the law. Civil War Pension records contain a wealth of information. We will compare two pension packets, Confederate and Union--and how to acquire, use them and the stories they tell.

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Using Fold3.com to Your Advantage - free webinar by Craig R. Scott now online for limited time

Using Fold3.com to your advantage - free webinar by Craig R. Scott now online for limited time

The recording of today's webinar by Craig R. Scott, "Using Fold3.com to Your Advantage” is now available to view at www.FamilyTreeWebinars.com for free for a limited time.

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With every subscription service, there are nuances. What is free? What will you have to pay for? How can I best use this tool, efficiently, but effectively? Where are their mistakes? How can I find what I need, even when I cannot seem to find it? Come learn my tricks about Fold3.com.
 
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New "Member Friday" Webinar - The Fromelles Genealogy Project: Reuniting WW1 Soldiers with their Families by Michelle Leonard

New "Member Friday" Webinar - The Fromelles Genealogy Project: From WW1 Mass Grave to 21st Century Named Grave by Michelle Leonard

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them! This Friday enjoy "The Fromelles Genealogy Project: Reuniting WW1 Soldiers with their Families" by Michelle Leonard. 

The Fromelles Genealogy Project: Reuniting WW1 Soldiers with their Families

In May 2008, 250 WWI soldiers were uncovered in a mass grave in France and this led to the instigation of a ground-breaking project to uncover their identities via DNA testing, anthropological data and genealogical research. This presentation tells the story of the Fromelles Project with a specific focus on how genealogical detective work has so far helped to identify 166 of the Fromelles soldiers and give them named graves in the first military cemetery to be built in France since WWII. It also tells the stories of some of the fallen soldiers, introduces the "Commemorating The Missing" Project and gives a brief explanation of how to research WW1 soldiers and trace DNA appropriate relatives.

The Fromelles Genealogy Project: From WW1 Mass Grave to 21st Century Named Grave by Michelle Leonard


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About the Presenter

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard is a Scottish professional genealogist, DNA detective, freelance researcher, speaker, author and historian. She runs her own genealogy business, Genes & Genealogy, and specialises in DNA Detective work solving adoption, unknown parentage and all manner of unknown ancestor mysteries with a combination of DNA testing and conventional research methods.  She also undertakes traditional family history research, living relative tracing, historical and television research, the creation of bespoke family history books, article, blog and book writing, tutoring, lecturing, webinars and speaking engagements. She is a regular speaker at major genealogy events such as Who Do You Think You Are? Live, Back To Our Past, Family Tree Live, The Genealogy Show and Rootstech London as well as a co-author of a new book on DNA testing for genealogy, "Tracing Your Ancestors Using DNA: A Guide For Family Historians", which was published in paperback and Kindle formats in June 2019. 

Additionally Michelle is the official genetic genealogist of ancestryhour.co.uk and is one of the hosts of the hour itself: #AncestryHour takes place on Twitter each Tuesday evening from 7-8pm GMT and Michelle is usually on hand to answer any #DNA queries that arise. She also spent several years working on the ground-breaking Fromelles Genealogy Project tracking down appropriate DNA donors to identify WWI soldiers buried in a mass grave in France and served as the Genealogical Consultant on the official Fromelles documentary. She regularly works on new historic soldier cases when battlefield remains are found and DNA testing is conducted.

Michelle holds an M.A. in English and Modern History from the University of St Andrews and a PgCert in Genealogical, Palaeographic and Heraldic Studies from the University of Strathclyde. She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG), the Scottish Genealogy Network (SGN), the Society of Genealogists (SOG) and the International Society of Genetic Genealogy (ISOGG). You can find out more about Michelle on her Genes & Genealogy Facebook page and you can follow her on Twitter.

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New "Member Friday" Webinar - Tracing a World War One Soldier from US to Europe and Back Again by Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA

New "Member Friday" Webinar - Tracing a World War One Soldier from US to Europe and Back Again by Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy "Tracing a World War One Soldier from US to Europe and Back" by Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Tracing a World War One Soldier from US to Europe and Back Again

This lecture focuses on tracing an American soldier from recruit camp, his ship journey to England or France, his time in the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) and his return to America and demobilization. Using readily downloadable information from the publication offerings of the U.S. Army Military History Center and other works found on Google Books the research can trace their soldiers unit for before the war through the end of the war and occupation.

Tracing a World War One Soldier from US to Europe and Back Again by Craig R. Scott, CG, FUGA


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About the Presenter

Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 (Revised) and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Craig Scott Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). His most recent work is Understanding Revolutionary War and Invalid Pension Ledgers, 1818 – 1872, and the Payment Vouchers They Represent. He has authored seventeen books and several articles in the National Genealogical Society QuarterlyFamily Chronicle and other genealogical publications. He is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 6,500 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than thirty years, he specializes in the records of the National Archives. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians on the editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and is a former Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. A faculty member for several years of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, Samford University and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. He is the coordinator for the 3rd Annual Heritage Books Genealogical Conference and Cruise. He was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award in 2008 and UGA Silver Tray Award in 2009. He became a Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association in 2014.

 

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New "Member Friday" Webinars - Korean and Vietnam War Webinars by Michael Strauss, AG

New "Member Friday" Webinars - Korean and Vietnam War Webinar by Michael Strauss, AG

Every Friday we're pleased to offer Legacy Family Tree Webinar subscribers a new bonus webinar just for them!   This Friday enjoy two new webinars "Crossing the 38th Parallel: Researching Your Korean War Ancestors" and "Modern Military: Researching Your Vietnam War Ancestors" by Michael Strauss, AG. If you're not a member, remember the webinar previews are always free.

Crossing the 38th Parallel: Researching Your Korean War Ancestors

Sometimes referred to as the twentieth centuries “Forgotten War” The Korea War has been overshadowed by the larger conflicts both before and afterwards-namely World War II and Vietnam. This lecture focuses on numerous genealogical records covering this military conflict including Official Military Personnel Files, Morning Reports, after action records, and records of casualties and prisoners of war. Although only lasting 3 years where communist and capitalistic democratic forces staged war against each other; this conflict would not be forgotten as it caused tensions between the participants for decades after the fighting stopped.

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Modern Military: Researching Your Vietnam War Ancestors

The conflict of the Vietnam War sometime referred to as the Second Indochina War pit the communist supported area of North Vietnam against the United States backed region that would become South Vietnam. This conflict would follow the earlier First Indochina War that witnessed fighting between the French and their neighbors in North Vietnam. The Vietnam War is recognized as being waged in Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia between 1955 and 1975 with the fall of Saigon and the United States officially removed from the fighting. This lecture focuses on genealogical and historical materials to finding ancestors who fought during this conflict.

Modern Military: Researching Your Vietnam War Ancestors

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Michael StraussMichael L. Strauss, AG, an Accredited Genealogist and forensic investigator, is a native of Pennsylvania and a resident of Utah. He holds a BA in History and is a United States Coast Guard veteran. He is a licensed Private Investigator and qualified expert witness in Surrogate Court and Circuit Court in Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and Virginia. Michael is an approved genealogist with the United States Army to locate DNA qualified persons MIA from Korea, Vietnam, and World War II. He is a national genealogical lecturer and instructor for military courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR), and Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research (VIGR). He was the film historian for the 2015 Academy Award nominated movie "Finding Vivian Maier".
 

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