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# Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Beat Your Military Research Brick Walls
Posted by Diane

Your great-great-grandfather's military pension records could have the answers you want about his Civil War service and the widow he left behind ... if only you could find the records.

Or maybe your military genealogy brick wall is one of these:
  • the 1973 fire at the National Personnel Records Center, which destroyed most records for Army personnel discharged from 1912 to 1960, and air force personnel discharged from 1947 to 1964
  • privacy restrictions for post-WWI soldiers
  • service in a lesser-known war, without widely available or publicized records
  • service during peacetime, rather than a specific war
  • several similarly named soldiers, any one of which could be your relative (at $80 a pop, you won't be ordering that pension unless you know it belongs to your guy)
  • a POW
  • a female ancestor in the Army Nurse Corps, Cadet Nurse Corps, Women Airforce Service Pilots or other unit
  • ... or you just don't know what records are available with regard to your ancestor's military service, or how to get them
Our next webinar, Expert Tricks for Beating Your Military Brick Walls, may be for you. David Allen Lambert, a military research expert and chief genealogist at the New England Historic Genealogical Society, will show you the best strategies for solving difficult military records research problems—and he'll tackle real-life brick walls of webinar participants.

You can either submit your military brick-wall questions when you register or during the live Q&A session. Here are the details:
  • Date: Wednesday, Feb. 20
  • Starting time: 7pm EST (that's 6pm CST, 5pm MST and 4pm PST)
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Registration: $49.99 (but save $10 if you register before Feb. 13)
  • Includes: participation in the live event, the ability to watch the webinar again as many times as you like, a PDF of the presentation slides and our "Brick Wall Busters: Proving Military Service" handout.
Click here to learn more about the Expert Tricks for Beating Your Military Brick Walls webinar!


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Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:06:44 AM (Eastern Standard Time, UTC-05:00)  #  Comments [0]