NGS RootsWeb mailing lists has published its October newsletter and in it was an article by Jan Alpert, NGS President. She discussed and contemplates her efforts in finding an ancestor who was in the Civil War in her article,” Civil War Pension Files: Well Worth the Effort”. Oddly enough, she found that her ancestor also lived at one time in Orleans Parish, Louisiana.
The newsletter also listed this little item:
The Utah Genealogical Associatio’s 2009 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy will be held at the Radisson Hotel in Salt Lake City, Utah. The Institute offers a week of in-depth instruction by expert genealogists in ten courses:
Course 1: American Records & Research: Focusing on Localities
Course 2: Research of the Gulf South-Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Texas
Course 3: English Research
Course 4: Research in German Speaking Areas
Course 5: Colonial American Research
Course 6: Effective Use of the Internet
Course 7: Hispanic Research: Discovering Your Ancestors in Spain and Latin America
Course 8: Beyond the Library: Research in Archives, Courthouses and Manuscript Collections
Course 9: (Course full) Skill Building for Professional-Level Research
Course 10: Genealogical Problem Solving
For more information or to enroll online, please go to www.infouga.org.