Registration will close this Thursday night for our next course “A Day in the Revolution: Researching Your Soldier,” with Craig R. Scott, CG. The course will begin Saturday morning, 1 August 2015, at 11:00am (U. S. Eastern).
Researching your Revolutionary War soldier consists of understanding the war, the organizations created by the war, and the records created during the war and its aftermath. It requires a research strategy. Compiled Military Service Records are incomplete. Pension application files lead to other records. Pension ledgers and pension payments are generally ignored. Last and final payments can provide information not found in pension application files. Bounty land files may explain family migration.
Craig Roberts Scott, MA, CG, FUGA, is the author of The ‘Lost Pensions’: Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838 (Revised) and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14 (Revised). He has authored seventeen books and several articles in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Family Chronicle, and other genealogical publications. He is the President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with over 5,300 titles in print. A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than thirty years, he specializes in the records of the National Archives. He is a member of the Company of Military Historians, on the editorial board of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and is a Director of the Association of Professional Genealogists. A faculty member for several years of the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (Samford University) and the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and recently the Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh. He is the coordinator for the 2nd Annual Heritage Books Genealogical Conference and Cruise. He was awarded the Grahame T. Smallwood, Jr. Award in 2008 and UGA Silver Tray Award in 2009. He became a Fellow, Utah Genealogical Association in 2014.