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12 August 2011

Chasing Your Civil War Ancestor with Jeffrey Vaillant

Saturday, September 17, 2011
1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

California Genealogical Society Library
2201 Broadway, Suite LL2
Oakland, California 94612

How does one find that Civil War ancestor? What are the steps to be taken? Where is the information? What does the information include? Come and find out the answers to these questions and bring your own questions for discussion.

This class is limited to forty participants and is a free benefit of membership. Non-members fee is $20.00 (non-refundable) and can be applied towards membership on the day of the class.

Preregistration is required. Walk-ins will not be admitted. Registration confirmations will be sent to the first forty participants to register. Additional names will be collected and placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.

Register online.

Jeffrey L. Vaillant is working towards his professional genealogical certification. His educational background includes a B.A. in History with English minor from the University of Redlands; Graduate studies in American Studies (History, Literature, Art History) at the University of Delaware (3 years); Graduate study in Business at the Colgate Darden Graduate School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia; Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (Utah Genealogical Association) Course I on American Records & Research Focusing on Families, Course on certification (January 2010) and Advanced Genealogical Methodology (January 2011). He completed the Intermediate Genealogy course at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University (2010) and has blogged about his experiences for the California Genealogical Society where he serves as Vice President.
Copyright © 2011 by Kathryn M. Doyle, California Genealogical Society and Library


Jim (Hidden Genealogy Nuggets Blog) said...

I have three civil war ancestors of my own. Learning about their lives has been quite

enlightening. One of my ancestors was wounded, captured and later died of his wounds. I

learned this by ordering their service and pension records. However at $75 per pension

record file ordering them from NARA can be very expensive. I was able to hire a profession

genealogist from the NARA area. I paid less than 1/2 of what I would have if I order them

directly from NARA. I also received the copies much faster. See my blog about the details


Civil War Ancestors

Regards, Jim