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Course Eight — Military Records I

Course Coordinator

Michael L. Strauss, AG

Registration time is Eastern time zone

Description

This course is designed to introduce students to military records covering multiple war periods. It is an in-depth assessment of numerous military records used in connection with genealogical research that is intended to offer maximum return over the short term. With the understanding this is a beginner to intermediate course it allows total immersion into the records without crossing over to advanced topic applications. Each of the war periods (and some peacetime periods) in American History will be examined chronologically starting with the Colonial War period through the end of the Vietnam War. Course instruction will break down various military record types, including: Compiled Military Service Records, Official Military Personnel Files, Pensions, Draft Records, Draft Registrations and Classifications. Other topics of discussion will also include Pensions, Bounty Land, and an introduction to military laws and government documents as they relate to the military research. Each student will also receive instruction regarding key military vocabulary, along with how each relates to the military. Several of the lectures offer at the end of instruction, critical thinking exercises intended to have each student apply what was learned during the lecture period.

Required textbooks, prerequisites, or other student information

This Course has no pre-requisites, and no specific requirement to be enrolled.  I would suggest that each student should be familiar with the following three book titles:

  • Trevor K. Plante. Military Service Records at the National Archives. Washington DC: National Archives, 2009.
  • Christine Rose. Military Bounty Land, 1776-1855. San Jose: CR Publications, 2011.
  • Christine Rose. Military Pension Laws, 1776-1858. San Jose: CR Publications, 2001.

Course Schedule

Sunday

 
  8:30 – 9:45 Orientation/Course Instruction (Strauss)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Researching Your Colonial War Ancestors (Hall)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Revolutionary War Research (Hall)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Bounty Land  Application Research (Hall)

Monday

 
  8:30 – 9:45 War of 1812 Research (Strauss)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Mexican War Research (Strauss)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Civil War Research (Part I) (Strauss)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Civil War Research (Part II) (Strauss)

Tuesday

 
  8:30 – 9:45 The Reconstruction Era (Strauss)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 Introduction to Government Military Documents (McDonald)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 Indian Wars Research (Hall)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Spanish American War/Boxer Rebellion/Philippine Insurrection (Hall)

Wednesday

 
  8:30 – 9:45 Tracing The Movement of A Unit (Hall)
  9:45 – 10:15 Break
  10:15 – 11:30 World War I Research (Strauss)
  11:30 – 1:00 Lunch
  1:00 – 2:15 World War II Research (Strauss)
  2:15 – 2:45 Break
  2:45 – 4:00 Military Pension Law (Russell)
  4:00 – 4:15 Break
  4:15 – 5:30 Korean War Research (Strauss)

Thursday

 
  8:00 – 9:15 Vietnam War Research (Strauss)
  9:15 – 9:30 Break
  9:30 – 10:45 Deaths & Burial Procedures (Strauss)
  10:45 – 11:00 Break
  11:00 – 12:00 Recap and Certificates/Graduation (Strauss)
     

Course Faculty

Event Details

Event Begins 02-Jun-2018 9:00 am
Event Ends 07-Jun-2018 12:00 pm
Registration Begins 13-Jan-2018 11:30 am
Registration Ends 06-May-2018 11:55 pm
Remaining Seats 12
Price $600.00
Location
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
1197 S Lumpkin St Athens, GA 30602 United States
University of Georgia Center for Continuing Education
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