Thursday, July 11, 2013

FGS Announces Two Free Genealogy Webinars

Editor's note: The following is a press release from the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS)  provided by Denise Hibsch Richmond. 

The Federation of Genealogical Societies announces two new webinars focusing on the use of military records in genealogical research.  These webinars are FREE and open to the public!

Discovering Local & State Militia Records
Presenter: J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA
Date: Tuesday, 16 July 2013, 8pm Eastern / 7pm Central

Take a closer look at the wide variety of records documenting our local militia companies. From annual muster to supplies and appointment of Officers, learn how these records may be used in your family research. Learn more about the military organization of citizens called for the purpose of local defense, who served this country from the Revolution through 1812 and on to the development of the National Guard.

J. Mark Lowe, CG, FUGA a full-time professional researcher & educator, formerly APG President and FGS officer. You will find him researching for clients including Who Do You Think You Are?, African American Lives or Biography’s uneXplained. With his love for teaching, you will see him at SLIG, IGHR, numerous webinars or at your local society.
Researching in the Post War Records of 1812
Presenter: Craig Scott, MA, CG
Date: Wednesday, 7 August 2013, 8pm Eastern / 7pm Central

This lecture will focus on the records created by the War Department after the War. It will include compiled military service records, pensions and pension payments.

Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 4,900 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than twenty-eight years, he specializes in the records of the National Archives, especially those that relate to the military. He is the Coordinator of the Advanced Military Track at IGHR and SLIG.

Root Cellar Sacramento Genealogical Society is a member of FGS.  Share the wealth - send your thoughts about the webinar(s) after tuning in by sending an email to  You'll get the byline for a future blog post and you can include the surnames for which you seek or have found military records.  Now that's a pretty good deal. 

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