Military Genealogy Focus Areas

U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center
Saturday October 21st
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The Army Heritage Center Foundation offers Cumberland Pathways attendees the chance to engage in one-on-one conversations with military record experts. These experts will be stationed at three focus area tables at the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 21st.

Experts at each table will focus on a different type of records. These focus areas are:

What are Military Personnel Records and how do they work?

This will be a two table discussion group that examines the pre-20th century records held at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and the modern era records held at the National Personnel Records Center (NPRC.)

Useful Reference Materials for Military Genealogical Research

West Point Yearbooks, The Register and Dictionary of the U.S. Army, The Roster of Union Soldiers are just a few of the many useful reference materials that can help locate Soldiers historical information. This table will be an open review of those available resources both in the library and on-line.

Military Burial, Cemetery, and Ceremonial Records and their Uses

This session table will look at the many different places researchers can go to find personal/historical information on Service men and women who have passed or lost their lives in combat.

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