Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Craig R. Scott - Military Records Expert

     In January 2015, Craig R. Scott, CG, will be providing SLIG students with a week-long intensive course focused on post-war military records. "Following a twenty year career in the U.S. Navy and a short stint as a Washington, D.C.[, Craig] started his professional genealogical career as a researcher in the Washington, D.C. area. He began lecturing at national conferences in 1990...He continues to spend many weeks and weekends on the road lecturing and speaking at genealogical institutes and society meetings."[1]

     Craig will be assisted by a team of expert instructors including Debra Mieszala, CG; Richard G. Sayre, CG, CGL; and Michael Hall.

     The topics to be covered include:
  • Pension Law
  • Pension Application Files
  • Payment Ledgers
  • Payment Vouchers, Last Payment Vouchers, Final Payment Vouchers
  • Colonial Bounty Lands
  • 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
     For specific details on each of the topics above, please see

     This week promises to be a great learning experience and will expand your knowledge of military records. Register at

[1] Craig R. Scott Bio, Craig R. Scott, CG ( : accessed 2 July 2014).

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