This week, Family Search is hosting their annual Rootstech program which includes over 1500 sessions “all things genealogy”. Since we are all about our heritage and past, this should be of interest for our members trying to unlock some mysteries about their families.
Below are some classes which have American Revolutionary War connection for our Sons of the American Revolution. It appears these will be available on Thursday 3/3/2022 at 10:00 EST.
Feel free to use the “Search” feature within the Rootstech section to identify the sessions you may be interested in.
The root web address is: https://www.familysearch.org/rootstech
Some sessions which may capture your attention include:
Series – A Call to Arms: Researching Revolutionary War Ancestors
In this series you will learn how to locate and best utilize Revolutionary War muster rolls and service records for your ancestor. An overview of using local, state and federal source to determine whether your ancestor served during the war will be reviewed. You will learn how to use these resources and better fill in the gaps of your ancestors’ story with the records of his the state and his fellow soldiers.
Part 1 – A Call to Arms – Find and Use Revolutionary War Records
Understand how to locate and best utilize Revolutionary War muster rolls and service records for your ancestor. An overview of using local, state and federal source to determine whether your ancestor served during the war will be reviewed.
Part 2 – A Call to Arms – Finding Your Ancestor in Pension and Bounty Land Files
This session describes the federal Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty Land program, its changing eligibility requirements, paperwork and where to find the documents. The pension system is treated first, followed by a description of the Bounty Land Program.
Part 3 – A Call to Arms – Adopting the Regiment
Learn how to take the resources from the previous two sessions and better fill in the gaps of your ancestors’ story with the records of his fellow soldiers. For example your ancestor may have not left a pension, however a fellow soldier who he served who did have a pension may add details of a battle they were both present at. Learn how using the “Adopt the Regiment” concept can give you a better overall understanding of your ancestor and his military career during the Revolutionary War.
Grave Searching – Connect Your Family Using Find-A-Grave
Find-A-Grave can help you discover where your ancestor is buried. We’ll follow how a German Revolutionary War veteran’s family was connected by using these resources. Connect your family by using this website and other resources found online!
Headstones – Series – “The Stones Speak”
In the first video of a three-part series, the stories told by gravestones are introduced.
In the second video of a three-part series, the stories told by records associated with the burial is covered.
In the third video of a three-part series, search tips and other functionalities are demonstrated for several worldwide sites including Billion Graves and Find a Grave.