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    Researching Military Records Workshop

    Date

    8/6/2014

    The Arkansas History Commission is partnering with the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History to present a free military records genealogy workshop on Saturday, August 16th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. The museum, which is hosting the event, is located at 503 E. 9th Street in downtown Little Rock's MacArthur Park. This two hour workshop, conducted by Arkansas History Commission staff, will educate you on resources available to research military records.

    Most people today have family members who served in the military, from the Civil War, through World Wars I and II, to the present. With new technology and the internet, researching personal records has never been so easy. However, these venues will not help if a person does not know where to go to begin the search.

    Amanda L. Paige, Archival Assistant, whose present “Researching Your World War I Ancestors: A Case Study,” will share how to research your families WWI ancestors by using examples from her own ancestry search.

    April Goff, Administrative Specialist, will present “Veteran to Veterans: How do we find our records?,” a brief overview of the process for finding and accessing military records for the period from WWII to present. The presentations and materials provided will be in alignment with the Common Core Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies. By attending the workshop, teachers will earn two hours of Professional Development credit.

    Light refreshments will also be provided.

    For more information, please contact the Arkansas History Commission at 501.682.6900, or by email at state.archives@arkansas.gov, or Rachel Miller at the MacArthur Museum of Arkansas Military History at 501.376.4602, or by email at rmmiller@littlerock.org.