Ranch Roots Genealogy Club Focus on Military Records at November Meeting

Karen Peltier

In recognition of Veterans Day, the Ranch Roots Genealogy Club’s focus for the November meeting is researching ancestors’ military service. The meeting is to be held on Monday, Nov. 27, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the La Mesa/La Montana Rooms of La Hacienda Club. All are welcome!

Military records may provide significant details into an ancestor’s life, as well as service. Many internet sites can help you discover how your ancestors’ lives were impacted by wars. From Civil War Pension applications to Homestead Bounty Land records, many sources may provide extensive insight into your family’s life at that time.

The club will explore websites such as fold3.com, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Personnel Records Center to discover where these records might be available. We will also learn what files may have been destroyed by fire.

Attendees are encouraged to bring artifacts, photos, letters, and stories pertaining to their family’s participation in U.S. conflicts to share with other attendees.

If you have questions you would like to answer about your relatives’ military records or service history, please plan to attend this meeting!