Melinda Kashuba will be presenting two classes:
(1) Civil War Genealogy: The Civil War was the first American war that created a vast amount of information about participants: their military service, regimental and battle histories, and pension records as well as social and demographic information. Success in navigating through these records comes from knowing the full name of the ancestor, whether he served on the Union or Confederate side, and the state from which he served. This session will introduce you to the basic sources available to jump-start your Civil War research.
(2) Map Resources for Genealogists: This session will present digital sources for maps – where to find old maps and how to make your own maps to enhance your research and illustrate events in your family history. Popular map collections such as the American Memory Project at the Library of Congress, David Rumsey, Ancestry.com and Historical Map Works will be featured. Mapping web sites such as Google Earth, the National Atlas, and the University of Virginia Historical Census Browser and others will be demonstrated.