My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

Civil War Pension Research: Union Soldiers

Union Soldiers
When David Allen Lambert speaks, I listen. He has been an employee of the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) for at long as I've been going there, a good 15 years. He knows his stuff, especially cemeteries, genealogy research and military history and records.

Recently he posted a link via Facebook, to his NEHGS lecture titled, "Civil War Pension Research: Union Soldiers," and I immediately asked him if I could copy it to my blog. Without hesitation, he gave me permission to post his talk on researching your Union Civil War Ancestor. There are 26 slides ranging from 16 seconds to 1.39 seconds, each covering a type of document possibly found in the pension file. The pension research lecture starts up immediately and the nice thing about it is, you can start and stop, replay as many times as you like. This makes for easy note taking.

Don't  miss viewing slides #12 and 16, covering Forms 3-447 and 3-389.


Cheryl Palmer said...

I remember meeting your friend, David Lambert, in Oakland, and I have a picture of us together. So nice he let you share this absolutely wonderful information!

Susan (Nolichucky Roots) said...

How generous of him and what great thinking on your part! Thanks to you both. I've bookmarked it so I can return to this when I have a bit of time to really focus.

Professor Dru said...

Great information; I just acquired to pension files of black Union soldiers.

Barbara Poole said...

Great Dru. And thanks for reposting it on fb.

Jim S said...

I found the pension file of my ancestors extemely useful. However ordering them on-line from NARA can be very expensive $75 for each one. However, I was able to contact a professional genealogist in the NARA area and get the pension files for less than 1/2 the cost than it would be ordering them on-line. It also took a lot less time for the copies to comin. For details see my blog post Civil War Ancestors.

Regards, Jim