This 10-hour program is designed to explore the wealth of information which may be available for ancestors who served in a military capacity. Military records survive from all levels of government, including Selective Service; the National Archives and Records Administration; the individual branches of service; and state, county, and local repositories.
Find out where to locate resources like Revolutionary War militia records, complied military service records, veterans’ compensation records, pension files, and more. Discover tools to dig into and understand the information contained in those records and published works, along with unit histories and diaries, which provide insights into the experiences of your ancestor.
The course runs on consecutive Thursday afternoons, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., on the following dates.
- October 11
- October 25
- November 1
- November 8
- November 15
**No class will be held on Thursday, October 18.**
Sydney Cruice Dixon is a professional genealogist, researcher, coach, presenter, and avid genealogy teacher in the Philadelphia area. She has taught numerous classes at the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and surrounding suburbs and has been instrumental in developing the genealogical education programs of HSP. She is the President, Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists, and serves on the HSP Genealogical Advisory Committee.
Frank Southcott is a professional genealogist who specializes in historic Chester County, Pennsylvania including Revolutionary War era militia, land record, and tax analysis. He is the President, International Society for British Genealogy and Family History, and Past President, the Greater Philadelphia Area Chapter, Association of Professional Genealogists. He has been instrumental in developing the genealogical education programs of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania and serves on the HSP Genealogical Advisory Committee.