Carol Beauchamp from Fort Bend County Libraries' Genealogy and Local History Department will present a special family-history-research program, "Researching American Civil War Records," on Saturday, July 23, beginning at 10:00 am, in the Computer Lab at George Memorial Library, 1001 Golfview in Richmond.
Beauchamp will show researchers how to trace ancestors who served on either side in the American 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 holdings in the Genealogy and Local History Department.
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 Genealogy and Local History Department.
Amy Lenertz, MLIS is the founder of Raincross Information Services.