11:00 am – “SAR Genealogical Research Library and Revolutionary War Ancestor Research”. The SAR Library is more than a wealth of printed works of genealogical value. Participants in this lecture learn how to access much of this collection in your own home with a focus on researching one’s Revolutionary War ancestor.
1:00 pm – “Researching Your Ancestors’ Military Service: Civil War Military Records”. When one’s genealogical research takes you back to the mid-19th Century, you may discover a veteran in the Union or Confederate Army or Navy – or their widow! In this lecture, we discuss what military records may exist that can fill out your family tree and perhaps even break through a brick wall.
About Joe Hardesty
Joe was born and raised in Louisville, KY. He began researching his family history in the mid-1980’s – before the internet. With the help of patient and kind librarians, he has been successful in tracing a number of family lines back to their roots in Colonial Maryland. From 2008 to 2017, Joe had been the librarian of the Kentucky History and Genealogy section of the Louisville Public Library. In January 2018, he became the Library Director for the National Society Sons of the American Revolution located in Louisville, KY – one of the finest genealogical libraries in the midwest.
Joe earned a Masters in Library Science from the University of Kentucky in 2006 and in 2012 he earned a certificate in Genealogical Librarianship from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies from the University of Toronto. Joe has been empowering listeners at state and regional conferences since 1996 on a variety of genealogical research topics and has contributed numerous articles to local, state and national genealogical publications.
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