NOVEMBER 11, 2017 

The Rank and File: Seeking Our Military Ancestors

Presenters: John Philip Colletta and Michell Bray-Wilson

8:00 a.m.

Registration and browsing. Coffee and doughnuts will be available for purchase.

9:00 a.m.
Passenger Arrival Records, Colonial Times to Mid-20th Century
John Philip Colletta

10:30 a.m.
2A – U.S. Military Pension and Bounty Land Records,
1776-ca. 1916
John Philip Colletta

2B – O Canada! A Model for Genealogists
Michelle Bray Wilson

1:00 p.m.
3A – U.S. Military Service Records, 1775-ca. 1916
John Philip Colletta

3B – ‘C G A T’ – Four Little Letters: Understanding DNA
Michelle Bray Wilson

2:30 p.m.
4A – Only a Few Bones: Case Studies in Assembling Sources to Reconstruct Real-Life Events

John Philip Colletta

4B After You Swab: Getting the Most From Your DNA Test
Michelle Bray Wilson

Meeting, Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Baseball and the Civil War

Presented by Bruce S. Allardice

Baseball was labeled the “national pastime” even before Fort Sumter. Civil War soldiers spent more time playing baseball than they did fighting battles. Professor Allardice takes a sometimes serious, sometimes humorous look at the “National Pastime” and how it was played during the war. He’ll show that the war destroyed most existing baseball teams, but also helped to spread the game across the nation. Continue reading “Meeting, Tuesday, October 10, 2017”

Meeting Tuesday, June 12, 2017

Hunting for Henry:  A Case Study Solved Using Collaterals

Presented by Teresa Steincamp McMillin, CGsm

Henry Steren was a German immigrant who lived in Quincy, Illinois. Resources available about him only indicate that he was from the Province of Hanover in Germany. This lecture will walk through the process of identifying his town of origin and his parents. Continue reading “Meeting Tuesday, June 12, 2017”