The War of Independence changed history; our history; our families' history. It's a story about which we want to know more. Did my ancestor help? …even a little? There's much to be learned about our ancestors' roles in this moment in history. In this class, we'll discover where to start, what the best resources are, and how to tackle the research. So, let's go in search of answers using the soldiers' service and pension records and unit narratives.
Beth Foulk has turned a lifetime genealogy passion into an opportunity to share what she’s learned with genealogists across the country.
She has documented her Civil War, War of 1812, and Revolutionary War ancestors. She has mapped the migration of her Kansas and Missouri pioneers. And researched the arrival of her many Massachusetts Colonial settlers. Each ancestor and each story quickly become a “teaching moment” for her classes.
“The only thing more fun than a genealogy find, is sharing what I’ve learned to help other genealogists.”
Foulk has been “spreading the genealogy gospel” since 2008 when she first taught as a volunteer at the Midwest Genealogy Center in Independence, Missouri.