How to search military records focus of genealogy workshop

The Sheboygan County Historical Research Center will hold its next genealogy class on Monday, October 13, 2104 at the Research Center, 518 Water Street, Sheboygan Falls from 1:00-3:00pm. The topic of the day is Military Records, How to Access Them, What to Do With Them.

We’ll work through examples from the Revolutionary War through Vietnam. Military records can often provide valuable information on the veteran, as well as on all members of the family. For example, compiled service records will provide you with your ancestor’s rank, unit, date mustered in and mustered out, basic biographical information, medical information, and military information. Pension application files usually provide the most genealogical information. These files often contain supporting documents such as: narratives of events during service, marriage certificates, birth records, death certificates, pages from family Bibles, family letters, depositions of witnesses, affidavits, discharge papers and other supporting papers. And bounty land records often contain documents similar to those in pension files, with lots of genealogical information. Many of the bounty land application files relating to Revolutionary War and War of 1812 service have been combined with the pension files.

Bring your questions and problems. Cost is $15 for members and $20 for non-members. Advance Registration is requested. Please call 920-467-4667 for questions and to register.

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