Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Learn about Using Military Records from the National Archives on June 18th!

On this day, we'd like to invite you to the library Auditorium on Saturday, June 18th, 2011, at 2pm to learn about the
military records available from the National Archives and how you can use them in your family research.

Athens resident Dr. Wally Eberhard will share his research experiences, and discuss the many types of military records that can shed light on your family's history. There American military has kept all types of documentation over the centuries: service records, draft cards and enlistment sheets, pension applications, prisoner of war registers, medical claims, and soldier's home registers. These records can be a boon to tracking members of your family. 

After the presentation, there will be a meet-and-greet reception with light refreshments in the Small Conference Room. This program is free and open to the public, and co-sponsored by the Clarke-Oconee Genealogical Society and the Athens-Clarke County Library Heritage Room. We hope to see you there!

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