J. Mark Lowe, Speaker for 2014 NEAGS Ancestor Swap Meet
Morning session: Step-by-Step: Locating Your Civil War Ancestors
Using a record-based approach, learn to find the basic records of your Civil War Ancestor. A review of basic military records will be presented by following a solider throughout all available records, including Pensions (online and textual).
Afternoon session 1: Local Records & Manuscripts
By examining a variety of alternate records, Mr. Lowe will share more light on your ancestors (men and women) and the events of the Civil War. Includes local civil records, state agency records, home guard and militia records, manuscripts, and newspaper accounts.
Afternoon session 2: Civil War Veterans & Friends
Americans have long sought out groups of like-minded people with whom they can share their interests, goals, and achievements. That was true during the Civil War era and in the years following the war. AND finding records from some of those groups can provide important clues about how people lived and thought.