Here’s the link to the Google Hangout for this Evening. We will start the discussion about 8 pm Eastern. Come on in anytime.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
It’s been a while since my last Google Hangout. I have had a lot going on lately; and other things had taken priority. But….. I am ready to get back to it!
I will be hosting a Google Hangout session Tuesday, 8 Sept. 2016. The hangout will begin at 8 pm Eastern time. There is no cost for this.
During the session; I will discuss the value of pension files for genealogy research. Pension files contain a wealth of genealogical data. I will show some examples of pension files; and will point out some of the valuable information contained in them. I will also try to answer some questions (as best I can); and will open the session up to discussion later.
All are invited to attend this free Google Hangout. To attend a Google Hangout, you must have a Google/Gmail account. I will be sharing video and audio; and at times will be sharing some things on my computer screen.
Please let me know if you wish to be attend this online Google Hangout. I will post the link to the hangout on my Digginbones Genealogy Facebook group about 30 minutes prior to the hangout Tuesday evening. If you are not a member of my Digginbones Genealogy Facebook group; you can join the group by simply clicking the link.
Please comment below if you plan on attending so that I can get some rough idea of how many viewers/participants will be attending this Hangout Session.
Please share this blog with your genealogy friends so that they can attend also. I am looking forward to the discussion!