This streaming video presentation is offered free of charge as a service to the genealogical community.
SCGS members will be able to watch a recorded version of the webcast at their leisure. It will be posted on the SCGS website (www.scgsgenealogy.com) by the end of June.
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SA024 - This lecture will discuss the resources available from local, state, and federal sources to research your Union Civil War soldier. Descriptions of a variety of documents that will better enable you to learn your ancestor's story from enlistment to the end of his service. Also life after the war will be discussed using records from the Pension Department and the Grand Army of the Republic.
David Lambert has been on the staff at NEHGS since 1993 and has published articles in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register; the New Hampshire Genealogical Record; Rhode Island Roots; The Mayflower Descendant; and American Ancestors magazine. He has published a best-selling NEHGS book on cemeteries in Massachusetts, entitled A Guide to Massachusetts Cemeteries (2009) and various volumes of his hometown of Stoughton, Massachusetts. He recently collaborated with historian Maureen Taylor on a volume of photographic images of the Revolutionary War period - The Last Muster (Kent State University, 2010)