Casefile Clues

03 March 2007

Kewanee Illinois DAR

This morning found me in Kewanee, Illinois, giving a beginning level presentation to the local DAR group. A few topics came up and the links discussed are:

The LDS Church genealogy site:
http://www.familysearch.org

The research guides we discussed can be linked to from here:
http://www.familysearch.org/Eng/Search/RG/frameset_rhelps.asp
just click on the letter of the alphabet for the state or country you need

The National Archives and Records Service:
http://www.nara.gov

More information about pension and other federal military records can be found here:
http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/military/index.html

Sample of US Civil War Pension records with links to more sites and information can be found here:
http://www.rootdig.com/pensions/

There's even a link to samples from the pension of Nancy Rampley, which we discussed briefly this morning as well.

Thanks for having me present to your group--it was an enjoyable time and hopefully everyone got their questions answered.