Finding Your Civil War Ancestor

1:00 pm

Join Associate Director of the Cape Girardeau Research Center Bill Eddleman for a thorough overview of researching Civil War ancestors. The program will cover how to determine whether your ancestor served; key documents generated by enlistment and service; finding your ancestor and their regiment online; pension files and what can be located in them; and other documents generated by and for Civil War veterans. Examples are used to illustrate research methods throughout. Online and free, registration required.


Also from SHSMO On Demand: Basic Genealogy, a multipart virtual series by Bill Eddleman, features advice and strategies for researching family histories. Watch SHSMO On Demand programs anytime for free.