Jamboree

June

01
Friday
3:30PM - 4:30PM

The Great War & its Stories: Researching Your WWI Soldier

Presenter: Jill Morelli, CG®


Not all WWI records were burned in the fire at the National Archives in St. Louis! Learn what records might exist in your own communities about your soldier and how to use a timeline to structure the story of his (or her) service. This year marks the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day. Let’s celebrate by exploring the record sets available through the eyes of Jacob Schomber of Issaquah, WA

Level:
Beginner. Just starting to do family history.
Topic:
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Repositories: brick-and-mortar resources; courthouse; NARA, Writing and Publishing: family history writing, publishing, e-publishing, copyright/plagiarism
Focus:
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity