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Published on Oct 28, 2011
PROGRAM: Know Your Records Program - Introduction to Genealogy (3 of 5 videos)
LECTURE TITLE: Military Research at the National Archives: Pension Records by John Deeben
LECTURE DESCRIPTION: John Deeben, archives specialist, discusses how pension records from the Revolutionary War through the Civil War can be used for genealogical research. This video shows examples of both a Revolutionary War pension and a Civil War pension. Revolutionary War pension files are available on microfilm and digitally via Fold3.com. Most Civil War pension files are available in textual form or through the Veteran's Administration and some are available digitally on Fold3.com.
LECTURER'S BIOGRAPHY: John Deeben is an Archives Specialist in the Research Support Branch, Customer Services Division at the National Archives Building, in Washington, D.C. He specializes in Federal records relating to military service, with particular emphasis on the Civil War era. He is a regular contributor on genealogy topics to the National Archives blog NARAtions, and frequently writes about federal records in various state and national genealogy publications. John holds B.A. and M.A. degrees in History from Gettysburg College and the Pennsylvania State University.