Genealogy Roundtable explores Civil War ancestors

ac libraryThe Augusta County Library will host the first in a series of Genealogy Roundtables at 10 a.m., Saturday, June 28 at the Fishersville Library. The focus of this session will be Researching Your Civil War Ancestors.

Participants in the free workshop are encouraged to bring their questions to discuss with a panel of experienced researchers from the Augusta County Genealogical Society. Tools such as the veterans’ census, state and national archives, and the National Parks Service database will be discussed.

“If your family was living in the United States in the 1860s, chances are good that you’re related to someone who served in the Civil War,” says Doug Keith, local history librarian. “Many people are surprised to discover that they have ancestors who supported opposite sides of the conflict—literally brother against brother.”

For additional information on this program or the quarterly Genealogy Roundtable, contact the library at 540-885-3961 or visitwww.augustacountylibrary.org.  The Augusta County Library is located at 1759 Jefferson Hwy. in Fishersville.

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