Tuesday, May 20, 2014

SLIG Offers a Comprehensive Military Records Course in 2015

As noted in the description of the course (, "[w]ars by their nature create records, however records are created in the aftermath of war also. There is the pension application file(s) or a bounty land application file(s). But there is so much more in addition to these records. There is pension law, payment ledgers, payment vouchers, public and private claims, correspondence, state claims, soldiers homes, and burial records."

Coordinator Craig Scott and his team of expert instructors will be covering the following topics in this week-long, intensive course: 

  • Pension Law 
  • Pension Application Files 
  • Payment Ledgers 
  • Payment Vouchers, Last Payment Vouchers, Final Payment Vouchers
  • Colonial Bounty Land 
  • State Bounty Lands 
  • Federal Bounty Lands 
  • Homestead Act and the Military
  • Public and Private Claims
  • Post-war Correspondence 
  • State Claims to the Federal Government
  • Soldiers Homes
  • Veteran’s Administration Records 
  • Veterans Burial Records 
  • Obtaining Military Records and Awards 
  • Fraternal and Lineage Societies

This course will leave you with many ideas and resources to explore for your own ancestors after the week is over.

Join Craig Scott, CG; Debra Mieszala, CG; Rick Sayre, CG, CGL; and Michael Hall, CG in January 2015 for this in-depth military records course. Seating is limited, so be ready to enroll when registration opens at 9:00 AM Mountain Time on Saturday, June 14th! For more information:

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