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Sunday, June 15, 2014

SLIG's Course 6 in 2015 Covers Post-War Military Records

     The Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in 2015 is offering a course on Post-War Military Records. Researchers are usually familiar with Compiled Military Service Records (CMSRs) and Pension Records, but how about payment records?

     In this course, Craig Scott, CG, FUGA, will cover payment ledgers and payment vouchers. Payment ledgers are the method by which the government keeps track of payments made to pensioners. They provide information about migration and death of a pensioner and can act as a census. Payment vouchers, last payment vouchers and final payment vouchers may provide additional information not found in pension application files. The contain information about the death of the pensioner and his heirs.

     This course will take you beyond the traditional military records and open up more research avenues for you to explore with your ancestors. You can find out more about the course here: http://www.infouga.org/aem.php?lv=p&epg=68. Registration can be accessed here: http://www.infouga.org/aem.php?lv=r&eid=12

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