Genealogy Workshop: Research Using Military Records
Sponsored by Prince George’s County Council Member, Derrick Davis (District 6) in partnership with the Prince George’s County Memorial Library System, The Prince George’s County Chapter of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, and the Prince George’s African American Museum and Cultural Center.
This workshop will provide participants with information on identifying family members who may have served in the military. The instructor will review with the attendees complied service records (Army – regular of volunteer units, Navy, Air Force, Marine and Coast Guard) which contain card abstracts taken from muster rolls, returns, pay vouchers and other records. These records provide information on ones’ ancestors’ rank, unit, date mustered in and mustered out, basic biographical, medical and military (officer or enlisted) information. Pension applications and pension payment records, between 1775 and 1916, contain supporting documents, such as, narratives of events during military service, marriage certificates, birth records, death certificates, pages from family Bibles, family letters, depositions of witnesses, affidavits, discharge papers and other supporting papers. If ancestors served in the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, early Indian Wars, or the Mexican War, Bounty Land records, between 1775 and March 1855, may be worthwhile to search.
April 9, 2016 • 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
|Hosted by||Prince George's African American Museum & Cultural Center Administrative Office|
|Venue|| Largo-Kettering Library
9601 Capital Ln
Upper Marlboro 20774
|Contact||Tracey Tolbert Jones