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MCGS General Meeting

  • April 27, 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Marin Family History Center, 220 North San Pedro Rd., San Rafael


General Meeting:

Genealogy Research with Military Records
Presented by
Jeffrey Vaillant

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Genealogists know that if an ancestor has served in the armed forces, there will be records. Military records can include pension records, photographs, deployments, land bounty records, and even extracts from the family bible.
Our speaker, Jeffrey Vaillant, will explain which records are the most useful for genealogical research with examples from specific documents and discuss where and how you can obtain these records. Included will be an update on the status of the War of 1812 Pension Records.
Jeffrey Vaillant is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, with expertise in the Civil War and Federal Records.
The share and tell segment of the meeting will focus on the military with members sharing artifacts and stories about their ancestors who served with the armed forces.


About our Meetings:

The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.

We meet on the 4th Thursday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Thursday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.

Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.

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