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Link to the Hangout This Evening

Here’s the link to the Google Hangout for this Evening.  We will start the discussion about 8 pm Eastern.  Come on in anytime.

https://talkgadget.google.com/hangouts/_/6o3oqyl5wbnlox6bzpg2pten3aa

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2015 in General Genealogy

 

Reminder

Just a reminder.  I will be hosting a Google Hangout this evening at 8:00 pm Eastern time.  We will discuss the Value of Pension Files for Genealogy.  I will post a link to the hangout here on my blog about 30 minutes prior to the Hangout.

Hope to see several there!

 
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Posted by on September 17, 2015 in General Genealogy

 

Google Hangout to Discuss the Value of Pension Files for Genealogy Research

Okay…… I am scheduling the FREE Google Hangout discussion to discuss “The Value of Pension Files for Genealogy Research” for Thursday; Sept. 17, 2015 at 8 pm Eastern Time.  I will discuss the types of information that can be found in pension files; show some examples; and will “try” to answer some questions.

This presentation will be done via a Google Hangout.  There is no cost.  You must have a Google/Gmail account to be able to attend the hangout.

Anyone who wishes to attend the video hangout discussion please comment below; message me on Facebook; or email me.

 
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Posted by on September 14, 2015 in Pension Files

 

Free 30 Minute Consultations

Just did a 30 minute (actually; more like 60 minute) consultation for a member of my Digginbones Genealogy Facebook group. Used a Google Hangout for it; so I was able to talk face to face; as well as share things on my screen. I think I gave her some good ideas on how to find the parents of this particular ancestor; and found a Rev. War Pension file for a man who “may” be the father. How cool is that!?

I will continue to offer free 30 minute consultations (Via a Google Hangout) to anyone who might need some suggestions and ideas on their own brick wall; or maybe has some more general genealogy questions.

Anyone who can use some suggestions and/or ideas on how to break through your own brick wall; may feel free to message me to set up a free consultation.

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2015 in General Genealogy

 

Pension Files

Well…..  My internet has been working all day today; since about 9 this morning.  Have no idea why.  However; I did shut down my computer for a while this morning; and restarted it about an hour later.  Internet has worked ever since.  So…. I will be rescheduling the Google Hangout for the discussion of “The Value of Pension Files for Genealogy” within the next couple of days.  I will likely schedule it for early next week; and will (of course) post here in advance of it.

In the meantime; for those of you who have obtained a pension file for one or more of your ancestors; what was the best or most unexpected thing you found in a pension?

I’ll start with one of my own.  I got a Civil War pension file for a GG Grandfather; who was the father of my Great-Grandmother.  He was married (to someone other than my GG Grandmother); but had 5 children with her.  Although I was told that he was the father of my G-Grandmother; I never expected any written confirmation.  I was surprised when I received his pension file to see a deposition by someone who had stated that he visited my great grandmother’s house frequently; and that he had fathered several children with her.  A very nice surprise in this pension file.

Would love to hear about something you found in a pension file.

 
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Posted by on September 9, 2015 in General Genealogy

 

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Hangout for This Evening Cancelled

I am sorry for the short notice.  However; I am having internet connection problems; and have to cancel the Google Hangout this evening.  I hate Comcast!  I will likely be switching to DSL service.  I will re-schedule the Hangout for “The Value of Pension Files for Genealogical Purposes” in the coming days.  I am very sorry.  It is beyond my control.  I have called Comcast Tech support; and; as usual; they were unable to help and have schedule a tech to come to my home Thursday.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2015 in General Genealogy

 

Join me This Evening for a Discussion about the Value of Pension Files For Genealogy Research

Reminder…..  I will be hosting a Google Hangout this evening (8 Sept. 2015) at 8:00 pm, Eastern time.  This is a free event.  I will discuss the value of pension files for genealogical research.  I’ll be showing a few examples of the types of things that can be found in pension files.  After speaking and showing some examples; I will try to answer some of your questions.

This is an online discussion; in which you will see and hear me.  Those who wish to do so; can also share their own video and audio.  However; you are not required to share video/audio.  You are welcome to just sit back; watch and listen; or may join in by asking questions; or sharing some of your own findings from pension files.

This is free to attend.  You must have a Google/Gmail account.  If you don’t already have a Google/Gmail account; you can create one in minutes; and it is free to do so.

I will post a link to the Hangout here and on my “Digginbones Genealogy” Facebook group at https://www.facebook.com/groups/371388449709083/ about 30 minutes prior to the session.

If you are not a member of my Digginbones Genealogy Facebook group; consider joining the group.

Please let me know if you are planning to attend if you haven’t already done so; so that I have an idea of how many will be joining the Hangout.

Hope you will join me this evening.

 
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Posted by on September 8, 2015 in General Genealogy