28 May 2013

Civil War Genealogy Classes

Sept. 9 - Oct. 19, 2013

The “Civil War 150,” a national traveling exhibition, will be on display at the Beaufort District Collection from September 9 to September 30, 2013.  To set the stage for the exhibition and the “One County Reads the Civil War” project coming this Fall, the BDC is offering “Digging Up Your Civil War Ancestor,” a free family history program to show you how to find your Civil War ancestors – whether they wore the Blue or the Gray!  Information relating to the United States Colored Troops will be included as well. 
(Image courtesy of http://www.lfpl.org/)

Grace Cordial, Beaufort District Collection Manager, is the presenter. She will review some of the many Union and Confederate records and resources for researching Civil War ancestors, and provide guidelines for how to get started. Materials held by Beaufort County Library will be highlighted during the workshop. In her illustrated presentation, she will cover resources and databases in the Library, free resources on the Web, and other ways to find reliable information about the soldiers and sailors who fought and died in our nation's most destructive war. 

Space is limited.  Pre-registration is necessary.  Free for anyone over age 12 with an interest in Civil War era genealogy.  

(Image courtesy of http://www. alexandriava.gov)
Two Sessions This Summer:

BDC@ Lobeco Branch - Tues., June 18th, 4 - 6 pm 
Register with gmolter@bcgov.net, 255-6475

BDC@ Beaufort Branch - Tues., July 9th, 10 am - Noon
Register with sinman@bcgov.net, 255-6458

Why not sign up and attend a Civil War Ancestors workshop as one of your Summer Reading Program BINGO card activities?   
“Civil War 150” was developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History in partnership with The Library of America through grant funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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