Monday, May 9, 2011

Upcoming Event : Witcher on Researching Civil War Ancestors

Curt Witcher, noted genealogical speaker and manager of the Genealogy Center at the Allen County Public Library (ACPL), Fort Wayne, Indiana, will present Researching Your Civil War Ancestors, Monday, May, 16, 2011, 7 p.m., at the Portage District Library, Portage, Michigan.

Curt's resume is quite long, having worked at the ACPL in excess of 30 years.  He is also past president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS), the National Genealogical Society (NGS), and served as the Indiana Historical Society's first president.

2011 being the sesquicentennial of the beginning of the Civil War, this lecture is timely and will be useful to anyone researching civil war era families.  Curt will discuss resources, both online and off, provide bibliographic handouts, and time permitting will include a question & answer period.  Having seen several of Curt's lectures, I know him to be a very knowledgeable, enthusiastic speaker, one you won't want to miss.

The event is sponsored by the Kalamazoo Valley Genealogical Society (KVGS), and is open to the public.  For more information contact KVGS.