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Upcoming ISGS Webinar – April 2017

Join us on Tuesday, April 11, at 8:00 PM Central, when Nicka Smith will present Tracing Slave and Slaveowner Ancestors with DNA and Genealogy. To attend this webinar, register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/878957669916352771

Last week's webinar, Nurses, Matrons, Laundresses & Cooks. Documenting Women in the Civil War, presented by Angela Y. Walton-Raji, is now available to ISGS members in the Members Section of the ISGS website (http://ilgensoc.org/members.php).

Upcoming Webinars
April 11 - Tracing Slave and Slaveowner Ancestors with DNA and Genealogy
Presenter:Nicka Smith
Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/878957669916352771May 9 - Cause of Death: Using Coroner's Records for Genealogy
Presenter:Lisa A. Alzo
Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1471706587473686019June 13 - Preserving Old Family Letters: Tips From An Archivist
Presenter:Melissa Barker
Registration:https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2682361248631831299

March 2017 ISGS Webinar - Nurse, Matrons, Laundresses and Cooks. Documenting Women in the Civil War

Title:  Nurse, Matrons, Laundresses and Cooks. Documenting Women in the Civil War

Date: Tuesday, March 14, 2017, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Several thousand women served in the capacity of nurses and matrons during the Civil War, although the exact numbers are not known. Through carded service records, one can find the names of 20,000 women served the Union Army. The women came came from all classes and backgrounds. They served in some camp sites, but many served in hospitals established as conditions warranted them. This workshop will look at the roll of the Civil War Women and the roles they played in various hospitals, campsites and medical units in the Civil War.

Presenter: Angela Y. Walton-Raji

Angela Walton-Raji is nationally known as an author, genealogist, podcaster and blogger. She hosts the weekly African Roots Podcast devoted to African American genealogy news, methods and events, and is also one of the founding members of AfriGeneas.com, the oldest online website community …