Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Civil War Program at Fort Bend Co. (TX) Library March 12


LIBRARY’S GENEALOGY MANAGER
TO SPEAK ON RESEARCHING U.S. CIVIL WAR RECORDS

In conjunction with the exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” which is on display at George Memorial Library, Fort Bend County Libraries will present a special program, “Researching U.S. Civil War Records,” on Tuesday, March 12, beginning at
10:00 am, in the Computer Lab at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond.

The program is presented by Daniel Sample, manager of the Genealogy and Local History Department at the library. Sample will show researchers how to trace ancestors who served on either side in the U.S. Civil War. Learn how and where to obtain copies of compiled military service records and pension-application files for both Union and Confederate soldiers. Databases such as Ancestry.com, Family Search and Fold3 will be discussed, as well as websites such as the Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System website and the American Civil War Homepage.

Those attending the program are invited to tour the exhibit, “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,” which is on display in the Bohachevsky Gallery in the lower level of George Memorial Library through April 4. Drawing on recent scholarship, this exhibition encourages a deeper understanding of Lincoln’s life, policies, and accomplishments.

The program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, however, and reservations are required. To register online at the library’s website (www.fortbend.lib.tx.us), click on “Calendar,” select “George Memorial,” and find the program. Participants may also register by calling the library at 281-341-2608, or by visiting the library’s Local History and Genealogy Department.

About the Exhibit
Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War, a traveling exhibition for libraries, was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association Public Programs Office. The traveling exhibition has been made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War is based on an exhibition of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center.

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