Civil War Research – Michigan Men of Color, Honor, and Valor

March 31st, 2018 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

LECTURE TITLE: Michigan Men of Color, Honor, and Valor

SESSION: F347

TIME & DATE: Friday, 04 May 2018, 2:30 p.m.

SPONSOR: Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI)

What do you know about Michigan’s role in the Civil War? Just over 90,000 Michigan men served during the Civil War. This lecture provides an overview of Michigan’s role in the Civil War, more specifically to introduce the United States Colored Troops (USCT), along with Company “K,” who were Native American Sharpshooters from Michigan. Attendees will be introduced to some of the online research resources for the USCT and Company “K,” along with basic methods and strategies for Civil War military research.

 The benefits of using and learning how to build a timeline and develop a research plan for men of color who served in the Civil War will be covered. Using timelines is critical to your genealogy research as well as the development of a good research plan. These tools will keep you organized and your files orderly and accessible.

ABOUT: An avid genealogist for over 25 years Shelley, aka, “familytreegirl” presents workshops at local, state, and national genealogy conferences. Murphy is known for her inspiring and interactive “SO WHAT”, along with interesting problem-solving methodology lectures. Murphy is also an Instructor and Coordinator at the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). Find familytreegirl on twitter @familytreegirl and on Facebook.

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