Sat, January 18, 2014
Discover World War I Genealogy at the USAHEC

 

Do you know the name of a Soldier and want to learn more, but aren’t sure how to begin research? Visit the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, for a lecture and workshop entitled, “Discovering Genealogy in World War I,” presented by Martin Andresen at 10 AM on Saturday, January 18, 2014. Following the lecture, Andresen will offer hands-on assistance to visitors with questions about conducting research and finding source material from any era. The USAHEC is the U.S. Army’s premier research institution, with archival collections spanning from before the French and Indian War through current operations. While focused on how to research World War I veterans, this workshop is perfect for genealogists, researchers, students, and people of all experience levels.
 
The workshop commemorates the 100th anniversary of the Great War and kicks off the USAHEC’s Winter History Series programs. The USAHEC Winter History Series highlights different eras and topics in U.S. Army history through special lectures and hands-on workshops. The other winter programs include the popular “Re-Enactor Recruitment Day,” on Saturday, February 8th and “Photography in the Army,” on Saturday, March 1st.
 
This event is open to the public and free to attend. Registration is not required and the lecture begins at 10 AM on Saturday, January 18, 2014. As always, the USAHEC’s exhibits, to include the new art gallery and the Army Heritage Trail, will be open. Don’t forget to grab lunch at Café Cumberland from 10AM to 2 PM, and feel free to browse the museum bookstore. Parking is free and the USAHEC facility is handicapped accessible. For more information about this and all other events, please call 717-245-3972.