This concise and easy-to-use guide is a complete compendium of information and instruction for anyone interested in researching ancestral histories within the Confederate military. Using the proven secrets and techniques of modern genealogists and researchers, Segars takes the mystery out of the process. He shows that anyone can become a skilled investigator, even if they have never done anything like this before. Also included are approaches that may be new for some of the more seasoned genealogists. This resource is invaluable in making the quest for knowledge on Southern soldiers a thorough and successful one.
Details are included on how to use and understand various heritage Web sites, such as the sites for the US National Archives & Records Administration and the United States Civil War Center, sponsored by Louisiana State University. It also provides current addresses for many of the National Park Service’s Historic Sites associated with specific battlefields including Appomattox, Gettysburg, Murfreesboro, Vicksburg, and many others. Information is also included on how to access Southern state archives and libraries by addresses, phone numbers, and bullet lists of what each contains. An educational approach identifies those persons who served in Confederate military units. Segars demystifies the process of researching these important facts.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
The Civil War and its many complexities have fascinated J. H. Segars throughout his life. Born in Eatonton, Georgia, he has held numerous volunteer and teaching positions at historical organizations. In addition to educating others about the intricacies of the Civil War, Mr. Segars is also involved in a number of organizations. He holds memberships in the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Sigma Nu Fraternity, the University of Georgia Alumni Association, and a number of other historical associations. At his leisure, Mr. Segars gives numerous presentations for historical societies and adult education groups throughout Georgia and is also the founding president of the Northeast Georgia Civil War Round Table. He is the author and editor of a number of books about the American South, including Andersonville: The Southern Perspective, Black Southerner’s in Confederate Armies: A Collection of Historical Accounts, and Black Confederates, all published by Pelican.
In Search of Your Confederate Ancestors
by J. H. Segars
136 pp. 6 x 9
48 b/w photos
EAN: 978-1-58980-528-6 pb