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Fresno County Genealogical Society General Meeting

Event Type: Genealogy
Age Group(s): adults
Date: 5/8/2012
Start Time: 6:45 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Description:
 "Military Service as Revealed in Census Records"
This program will explore the use of the "Veterans' Questions" in various Federal Census Records, especially 1890. Responses to those queries can be important in identifying the military service of one's ancestors. Pension Laws which were enacted to provide for those who served in the Union Army will also be examined. The men who applied often provided detailed information concerning their lives after the war, thereby allowing genealogists to connect them to other people and to specific locales.

Library: Central Library    Map It
Location: Sarah McCardle Room
Contact Number: 559-600-6230
Presenter: David Paul Davenport, PhD
Link: Fresno County Genealogical Society