Thursday, June 20, 2013

Researching Your Civil War Ancestor, June 24

The Van Buren Regional Genealogical Society (VBRGS) welcomes guest speaker Patsy Miller on Monday, June 25th at 7:00 p.m., in the Community Room of the Webster Memorial Library in Decatur, MI.  She will be honoring those who served in the war between the states with her presentation entitled “Researching Your Civil War Ancestor”.    
A power point presentation will provide tips on how to find relatives that served in the Civil War and how to
obtain information on their service including unit summaries, service records, and pension files. A handout containing valuable information about additional resources and state websites where Civil War records can be found will be available. A question and answer period will follow the presentation.
Ms. Miller is currently the president of the Berrien County Genealogical Society and a member of the VBRGS.  She is a life-long resident of Berrien County and has been working on her family genealogy for the past 20 years.

The VBRGS provides monthly meetings of genealogical and historical interest to further their mission to “preserve and share the history of the people and places of the counties of Allegan, Berrien, Cass, Kalamazoo and Van Buren counties in southwest Michigan”. This program is free to the public and will include time for refreshments that will be served by our hosts for the evening.
Nameless Picture of the Day
 unknown man (soldier?)
photographer - Theo Cook, Hartford
Can you identify the man in this cabinet card?  The jacket he is wearing could be a uniform, perhaps Civil War?  Please contact us if you any information and we will publish it in a future blog.  Please include the photo's catalog number with your e-mail. 

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