This October, the Fairfax Genealogical Society invites you to participate in the
Military Records with Craig R. Scott, CG
Featured Speaker: Craig R. Scott, CG
Craig Scott was the co-editor of Northern Virginia Genealogy (1996-1997) and the editor
of the Scott Genealogical Quarterly (1987-1995).
He is the author of The 'Lost Pensions': Settled Accounts of the Act of 6 April 1838
and Records of the Accounting Officers of the Department of the Treasury, Inventory 14
(Revised). He has co-authored several books relating to records in Northern Virginia.
He is President and CEO of Heritage Books, Inc., a genealogical publishing firm with
over 2,800 titles in print.
A professional genealogical and historical researcher for more than twenty years, he
specializes in the records of the National Archives, especially those that relate to the
military. He is the current president of the Association of One-name Studies and was
the Clan Scott Genealogist (1985-2000). He is a member of the Library Board of
Virginia, and on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists,
and the Maryland Genealogical Society. He is also on the Editorial Board of the
National Genealogical Society, and the Coordinator for the Military Courses at the
Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research at Samford University.
RESEARCHING YOUR COLONIAL OR FRENCH AND INDIAN WAR ANCESTOR
This session will delve into how to properly research your ancestor during the wars
and after. It will include a look at the militia for Colonial and British forces, records
of service, bounty land records, manuscript collections, and other records.
Pre-Revolutionary War records are at the British or colonial/local/state level, and the
nature of colonial service is local.
RESEARCHING YOUR WAR OF 1812 ANCESTOR
Military records for the War of 1812 and later wars changed a great deal from those
for conflicts before the Revolutionary War. Except for State militia units, the nature
of service is national, and there are consolidated service records, pension records
and bounty land records located at NARA. Come find out how to research your
ancestors who fought in the War of 1812.
REASONS FOR NOT SERVING IN THE CIVIL WAR
This session will show how to research provost marshal records, recruits, draft records,
substitutes, and medical records. It will include a look at conscription in the South and
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