We at the Virtual Institute of Genealogical Research had to make a difficult but necessary call to postpone Michael Strauss’s course, “Drafted, Deserted, and Volunteered: A Comprehensive Study of your Civil War Ancestors.” All currently registered students were notified of our decision privately yesterday morning.
Michael is on the east coast this week, in the path of Hurricane Joaquin. He has already had to leave the area to avoid a loss of electricity and/or flooding. The moderator for the course is in the same situation. For everyone’s safety, the best course of action is to reschedule.
The course is now tentatively rescheduled for December 5 and 12, at the same times (11:00am and 1:00pm Eastern (New York) Time). We will make another announcement once the dates have been confirmed.
The good news is that there is still time to register for this course. Go beyond just the volunteer army records that are so often discussed and learn about records of the other branches of the military!
Thanks for understanding!