Posts Tagged With: civil war

Breaking It Down – Put It In Date Order

I have been working on a friend’s genealogy off and on when I have time for the last three years. Found out he has two Civil War soldiers on his dad’s side. We have not done his mom’s side yet. My friend ordered the pension files for these two soldiers and had them shipped to […]

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Military Monday – Milton T. McCoy Pension File

Last week I posted the table of contents for Henry A. Hayes’s Civil War Pension File. Today is for his in-law Milton T. McCoy. Milton McCoy Civil War Pension File 24th Iowa Infantry Volunteers Company F Service: 29 Feb 1864-13 May 1865 26 May 1865   Certificate of Disability for Discharge 7 June 1865     Claim […]

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Military Monday – Henry A. Hayes Pension File

I wrote about requesting and receiving the pension files for a good friend’s family a couple weeks ago.When I receive a pension file I sort it by date and use post it notes to mark each year. Then I create a table of contents for the entire file. Just gives me a better idea of […]

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Military Monday – Civil War Pension Files

Last week I received two Civil War Pension Files in the mail. These files are for my friend’s family. He very kindly ordered them for me so I could dig into his family more and learn more about pension files. I have no Civil War soldiers in my family. When the files arrived, NARA attached […]

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Genealogical & Historical Societies Need To Provide Benefits For Distance Members

At FGS 2011 last week I had a conversation with a President of a Genealogical Society in SW Missouri about research, the society’s benefits, etc. I had tried to meet this person in May when I spent the month down in SW Missouri but we were unable to meet up. He suggested I join the […]

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APG Luncheon FGS2011

I just attended the Association of Professional Genealogists luncheon at FGS2011. I heard Kenyatta D. Berry speak about A. B. Caldwell and the treasure trove of information contained in his books. Kenyatta’s genealogical career began when she researched the ancestor of a former boyfriend and stumbled upon Caldwell’s resource and found a treasure trove of […]

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