Sessions at Atlanta Family History Expo 2010 about Family History and Civil War and Genealogy

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Saturday 13th November 2010

  • Civil War Records

    by Billy Edgington

    Almost every male between the ages of 15 and 60 was involved in the Civil War in some capacity. Boys as young as 12 were inducted into the Army as drummers. Fathers followed their sons into service. Come learn where to find records of their service on both Union and Confederate sides is the focus of this class.

    At 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Saturday 13th November

  • Discovering an African American Community’s History Through Civil War Research

    by Angela Y.Walton-Raji

    Genealogists often hear about the term cluster genealogy, which encourages researchers to look not only at the family, but at the community to learn more details about the people and places that affected their own ancestors. But other than recording the names of the people – how can one find the stories of how some of the families living nearby interacted with each other?

    At 2:30pm to 3:30pm, Saturday 13th November