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Genealogists discuss how to access military records

By From page A18 | May 19, 2013

The Davis Genealogy Club invites community members to attend a panel discussion on “Using the National Archives and Records Administration to Retrieve Military Records” with researchers Martha Teeter, Sue Torguson and additional club members. The free program takes place at 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 21, at the Davis Senior Center, 646 A St.

Military records have a wealth of genealogical and personal information that might include maiden names, family Bibles, proof of marriage, photos and medical information. Some also contain payroll or pension amounts, service records and occasionally a court-martial and trial transcript.

Teeter, Torguson and other club members will share their experiences of either retrieving military records via mail from NARA or visiting the repository in person. The presentation includes a slide show and a video of what to expect when you visit NARA.

The club meets on the third Tuesday of most months and hosts speakers and discussion groups. New members are always welcome and new board members are being sought.

The Davis Genealogy Club Library at the Davis Senior Center is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesdays and Fridays; a volunteer is available during these hours to help with questions. For more information, call Lisa Henderson at 530-753-8943 or visit DavisGenealogy.org.

Enterprise staff

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