Free Class Teaches Genealogy Research Through Military Records

Public Library Offers Free Genealogy Class On Thursday, March 14

Jennifer Marsh

Herald Staff

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The Mercer County Public Library is hosting a military record genealogy class on Thursday, March 14 at 2 p.m. The class teaches the different kinds of military records that can be beneficial to genealogists. From the American Revolution to the modern era, these records can tell more about a person than just their time in the military. The program will run approximately one hour.

“America has a lengthy and proud military tradition dating back more than 200 years. Each of these conflicts was unique and the records that survive have a unique story to tell, said David Kirkpatrick, Genealogy and Reference Librarian. “As a result, we will be looking at the kinds of records that have survived these conflicts ranging from the Revolution through World War II and explore what they can tell us about our ancestors. So for anyone who has ever wondered where exactly grandpa served in World War II or whether they had an ancestor in the Civil War they will definitely want to attend.”

The class is free and open for anyone to attend.

The state history and genealogy conference is scheduled to be held at the Mercer County Public Library starting Friday, Aug. 23.

For more information on genealogy or to research family history, visit the library’s genealogy room for free access to websites and documents.

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