Topic – Military Records
Instructor – Craig Roberts ScottCG
This one day event will include sessions on
Researching Your Colonial or French and Indian War Ancestor. This session will delve into how to properly research your ancestor during the wars and after. It will include a look at the militia for Colonial and British forces, records of service, bounty land records, manuscript collections, and other records. Pre-Revolutionary War records are at the British or colonial/local/state level, and the nature of colonial service is local.
Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor. Military records for the War of 1812 and later wars changed a great deal from those for conflicts before the Revolutionary War. Except for State militia units, the nature of service is national, and there are consolidated service records, pension records and bounty land records located at NARA. Come find out how to research your ancestors who fought in the War of 1812.
Reasons for Not Serving in the Civil War. This session will show how to research provost marshal records, recruits, draft records, substitutes, and medical records. It will include a look at conscription in the South and the North.
About our Speaker:
Craig Roberts Scott
Craig Scott was the co-editor of Northern Virginia Genealogy (1996-97) and the editor of the Scott Genealogical Quarterly (1987-1995). He is the author of The 'Lost Pensions': Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). He has co-authored several books relating to records in Northern Virginia. He is President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 2,800 titles in print.
A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than twenty years, he specializes in the records of the National Archives, especially those that relate to the military. He is the current president of the Association of One-Name Studies and was the Clan Scott Genealogist (1985 - 2000). He is a member of the Library Board of Virginia, and on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and the Maryland Genealogical Society. He is also on the Editorial Board of the National Genealogical Society, and the Coordinator for the Military Courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University.
All early bird and regular registrations include:
lunch, entrance to all four lectures, and access to the vendor hall. You choose if you want the electronic syllabus or if you want to pay extra for a printed sylllabus.
Late registrations are not guaranteed lunch and only receive a printed syllabus so register early!
Parking & Transportation
Parking is available at the fire station as well as on the street. There is also overflow parking in the school parking lot next door.
Regular registrations must be received by Oct. 20th. A printed syllabus is included for late/walk-in registrations.
Confirmations will be e-mailed for registrations received in person or by post by October 20th. All online registrations will receive confirmations. E-mail FallFair@fxgs.org if you do not receive your confirmation.
Full refunds are available through October 20th. After Oct. 20th refunds are only available if minimum registration is met. Please contact FallFair@fxgs.org for a refund or with questions.
Check-in/registration begins at 8 a.m. Please arrive early enough to check-in/register and pick up your syllabus so we may begin promptly at 9:00. Vendors open at 8 a.m.
A boxed lunch (sandwich, side, and drink) is included for registrations received by Thursday, October 20th. Registrations after this date include lunch if available
When & Where
Fairfax Genealogical Society
The Fairfax Genealogical Society was established in 1974 as a non-profit organization to promote fellowship and cooperation among persons who are conducting genealogical research, to further the use of sound genealogical methods, standards of accuracy, and scholarly research, and to aid those doing research in our area. We currently have over 500 members, including not only many who live in or near Fairfax County, but also many who are searching for information in our area. We are pleased to also have the membership of several libraries and other societies nationwide.