Saturday, May 16th at 2 p.m.
In this program, Ms. Congleton will provide guidance on how best to determine whether or not your ancestor served in the Civil War. You will learn how to identify and research both Union and Confederate veterans using federal and state records available online and at local repositories. Laura will provide tips on how to separate veterans with the same name, and how to avoid common research mistakes. Join us at 1 p.m. to discuss your own work before the program.
About the Speaker
Laura Congleton is a Brooklyn-based professional genealogist with more than 30 years experience in family history research. She specializes in New York City and military records, and is one of the contributing authors of the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer, published by the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society. Her writing has also appeared in the APG Quarterly, and in the Expert Series on Archives.com. She is a native of New Canaan, CT.