SOGS: ‘Your Anestor in the Civil War’


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Thursday, April 11 will be the next program of the Southern Ohio Genealogical Society. The guest speaker will be Liz Stratton, presenting a program titled “Your Ancestor in the Civil War”

Do you have an ancestor who fought in the Civil War for either the north or the south? Do you think you might have because of their age, but aren’t sure? Then you will definitely want to attend this program. “Your Ancestor in the Civil War” includes research strategies for profiling your ancestor’s service. Published, original and photographic sources are included. Come learn how to discover if your ancestor did indeed serve, what unit they were in, how to track that unit during the war, where they fought, did he receive a pension, and much more. A tour of websites is included as well as an example of an ancestor research profile.

Stratton is a highly sought after genealogy presenter. She specializes in Ohio’s complex land and court records. She has completed research in many Ohio counties giving her personal experience with Ohio records. Liz holds a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies (PLCGS) from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies. She has attended numerous weeklong courses including “Advanced Research Tools, Land Records” and “Law Libraries and Government Documents.” She lectures and writes on a variety of genealogical topics. Her article “Docket: The Court’s Index” appeared in the October-December 2017 National Genealogical Society Magazine. Liz is education director of the Hamilton County (Ohio) Genealogical Society and president of the Association of Professional Genealogists Virtual Chapter.

Whatever your reason for an interest in genealogy, you will want to join the society for this very interesting program which will begin at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 11. The program, which is open to the public at no charge, will be held in Hillsboro at the Highland County Service Center Conference Room, 1487 N. High St. This is the old K-Mart building located close to Southern State Community College and also houses the Highland County Health Department.

Upcoming meetings will include the following programs: Thursday, May 9 – “Searching for Elizabeth: Discovering Northern Ireland Ancestors”, presented by Debbie Large; Thursday, June 13 – First & Second Family Banquet/Annual Meeting, reservation required.

Submitted by Dwight Crum, vice president, Southern Ohio Genealogical Society.

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