Finding Your Civil War Ancestors

Fayetteville Public Library offers a step-by-step guide for research on Union and Confederate ancestors beginning at 10:00 am. on Saturday, March 7.  J. Mark Lowe, Certified Genealogist, will introduce resources such as compiled military service records and pension records to assist your journey through Civil War records.

At noon, J. Mark Lowe presents Using that Brick Wall as a Foundation,  with a focus on resources and techniques to further uncover and track down those ancestors that stump your research.  Using genealogical research skills, participants learn how to overcome those difficult branches on the family tree and keep research from going down the wrong path.

J. Mark Lowe is a full-time professional genealogist, author, and lecturer, specializing in original records from the South.  He serves as Course Coordinator of Research in the South for the Institute of Genealogy and Historic Research at Samford University and for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy.  He also serves as Director of the Regional In-depth Genealogical Studies Alliance.  Mark has worked on several genealogical television series, including African American Lives 2, UnXplained Events, and Who Do You Think You Are?  He is a former President of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Federation of Genealogical Societies.  In 2007, Mark received the Grahame T. Smallwood

Questions can be directed to 479.856.7250 or  The workshop is free and open to the public. There is no registration.

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