The Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society
Dissecting a Civil War pension File
Instructors - Debra Hoffman & Dr. Kenneth W. Heger
21 March 2014
Holiday Inn laurel West - Laurel Maryland
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Attending this MAGS workshop will teach you how to dissect a Civil War pension file and how to maximize the information you can glean from it to further your research. This workshop will discuss the pension laws, types of pensions and the pension process and will give you hands-on experience working with an actual pension file. Get an idea of the valuable information that pension files may contain.
Debra A. Hoffman has been researching her family history for the past thirty-five years. She has completed the National Genealogical Society's American Genealogy Home Study Course and completed Brigham Young University's Certificate in Family History. Additionally, since 2010 she has completed courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) held at Samford University, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She is a volunteer at the Columbia Family History Center and is a member of numerous genealogical societies as well as the William Winchester Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
Dr. Kenneth W. Heger is a Senior Supervisory Archivist in the office of Research Services at the national Archives and Records Administration, where he directs the Special Media Division and the archives facilities in Chicago, Denver, Ft. Worth, and Kansas City. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Archival Science in the University of Maryland's College of Information, and an Executive Board member of the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society. He has a doctorate in history from the University of Maryland. Dr. Heger has published on a broad range of historical and genealogical topics in national, regional, state, and local periodicals. He has made presentations at the annual conferences of the National Genealogical Society, the Federation of Genealogical Societies and the Mid-Atlantic Germanic Society, and is a regular speaker at the national Institute on Genealogical Research.