Beyond the Draft: WWI Records in the National Archives

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This session provides the tools necessary  to locate the regiment of a soldier who served during World War I. Once the regiment is established additional information on his military service may be obtained from records in the National Archives, College Park, Maryland. Also discussed will be NARA Finding Aids and proper citation and documentation.

Marie Varrelman Melchiori, a Certified Genealogist (CG) since 1980, has been a lecturer for the National Institute on Genealogical Research (NIGR) since 1987, serving as the Assistant Director from 1987 to 2002.  She has lectured at National Genealogical Society (NGS) and Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) national conferences since 1988. She has lectured on military records at Samford University's IGHR and the Salt Lake Institute. She also participated in the Smithsonian’s genealogical lecture series. She received the Association of Professional Genealogists’ (APG) Graham Thomas Smallwood Award of Merit in 1999.

This lecture is jointly sponsored by the New York Public Library and the NYG&B. Free and no registration is necessary.

The New York Public Library
Fifth Avenue at 42nd Street
New York, NY
When: 
Tuesday, October 18, 2011 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
The New York Public Library
Sponsor: 
Jointly by The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and New York Public Library
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