Craig Pfannkuche will present “Non-Federal Civil War Sources for Family History Research” at the next meeting of the Northwest Suburban Council of Genealogists to be held on Tuesday, March 16, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at Forest View Educational Center, Room 100, 2121 S. Goebbert Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois.
For the most part, the armies that fought in the Civil War were composed of regiments raised by state governments and led by officers from the home states of those regiments. While most researchers know about Federal military records, many states kept detailed recruiting and enlistment records. These records, along with other local records, provide a great deal of family history information beyond what can be found in Federal records.
Craig is on the Board of Directors for the McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society and the Chicago Genealogical Society. He is the Genealogical Archivist for the Chicago and Northwestern Railway Historical Society. He is also mentioned as a railroad resource person in the book “The Source.” Craig not only has given workshops and conference presentations, he has published many articles. The most recent was “Death on the Oregon Trail” in TRACER magazine for the McHenry County Illinois Genealogical Society.
For more information, call 847-818-9159