Poolside Chats

Using the National Archives Online Catalog – August 15, 2024

Webinar Abstract: The National Archives is the protector of the nation’s history. While not all of the historical documents they have preserved are online, many more are than you may think, and more come each day. This lecture will introduce…

Missing-Presumed Dead: A Case Study of a Civil War Soldier’s Records

Webinar Abstract: This presentation is a case study to introduce a soldier of the Union army. With state, federal, family, and generalized genealogical his story will build, record by record. We will further contextualize his experience with historical events and social history about his home, regiment, and battles to understand the type of fuller picture we can build about our ancestors. This lecture is not just a story, it is a walk through how the records were found as well. Join us to find Edward: missing—presumed dead in the American Civil War.