Genealogy Guest Speaker Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG(SM) on “Finding Your War of 1812 Ancestor”

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When: Back to Calendar April 3, 2014 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Where: Baltimore County Almshouse
9811 Van Buren Lane
Cockeysville,MD 21030
Contact: 410-666-1878
Categories: HSBC Event Non-HSBC Event

Thursday, April 3, 2014 – Guest Speaker Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG(SM), will guide us through some of the records you can find both inside the National Archives and outside of federal records, even in places that may surprise you. Learn also about the project to digitize War of 1812 pensions for free public use online!

Ms. Koford is involved in the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions Project sponsored by the Federation of Genealogical Studies (  In honor of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 and the Pension Project, her lecture is titled “Finding Your War of 1812 Ancestor,” and covers some of the ways to find information on soldiers and their families both inside and outside of federal records.

Her presentation is part of our on-going series…

FREE, MONTHLY, GENEALOGY INSTRUCTION at the Historical Society of Baltimore County with local genealogist Noreen Goodson, and professional genealogist Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed. Angela Walton-Raji is the author of Black Indian Genealogy Research: African American Ancestors Among the Five Civilized Tribes, and has a wealth of general and niche genealogy knowledge, experience, and resources to share.

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Join the Louis S. Diggs Research Center for African American History For Genealogy Classes at the Historical Society of Baltimore County

The first Thursday of each month, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, genealogy classes for beginners will be underway to the public free of charge.  Bring your laptops with you!  The classes will be taught by professional genealogist and author, Angela Walton-Raji, BA, M.Ed, or local genealogist Noreen Goodson.

Let us help you to explore the areas of family history that interest you. Learn various methods of:

  • Conducting Oral History
  • Preserving your Family History
  • Pursuing your Family’s Military History
  • Organizing a Research Strategy

Learn how to access the basic documents for family history:

  • Federal Census Records
  • State Vital Records – Birth, Marriage & Death
  • Military Records
  • Online Databases
  • Connecting with other genealogists

Beginning the first Thursday of every month, come and share family stories, discuss your genealogy roadblocks, learn how to compile and present your data. Explore methods of documenting ancestors who were enslaved, who were free, who were immigrants, who were native born.  Internet access will be available to research records from multiple states.

Take an ancestral journey with us!