Maximizing Military Records
6/16/2016
In this June 2016 genealogy podcast, follow along with Family Tree University and host Lisa Louise Cooke as we cover the essentials of researching your ancestors' military service. 
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In this episode:


Your Host: Lisa Louise Cooke

Lisa's book is available at ShopFamilyTree.com: Mobile Genealogy

News from the Blogosphere with Genealogy Insider, Diane Haddad

Read Diane's Memorial Day blog post on the 12 free websites to search for your fallen military ancestors. Genealogy Insider Blog.

And don't forget to check out the

 2016 Family Tree Magazine May / June issue (digital)

 

Top Tips

In our Top Tips segment the Family Curator, Denise Levenick, returns to the show to talk about how to preserve military memorabilia such as flags, medals and uniforms.

Resources:

101 Best Websites

David Fryxell shares a sneak peek at the military sites included in the upcoming 2016 list:

Family Tree University Crash Course

Nancy Hendrickson returns to give us a crash course on military records based on her on-demand video webinar How to Find Ancestor Military Records. In this hour-long presentation, Nancy will discuss the best collections and research methods for finding military records for your ancestors. With tips on pensions, county histories, and an overview of the available information from the Revolutionary War onward, you’ll get valuable insight and hidden resources to further your research.
 
Records to Look for:
  1. WWI – draft registration cards
  2. Civil War Records – Pensions, widow’s pensions, compiled service records, volunteer databases, regiments
  3. War of 1812 – pension files at Fold3.com and FamilySearch.org
  4. Revolutionary War – Bounty Land Warrants
 

Trace WWI boundary changes with the Family Tree Historical Maps Book Europe: A Country-by-Country Atlas of European HIstory, 1700s-1900s. Hardcover | Ebook
 

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Listen to Lisa Louise Cooke's podcast, The Genealogy Gems Podcast in iTunes and visit her website for great research ideas, podcast episodes and videos.
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