John Jacob Kramer: Case Study of Mistaken Identity among Revolutionary War Soldiers

Rebecca Koford, CG, CGL
Oct 19, 2018
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Identifiers
4m 26s
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Analysis Tips
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Historical Context
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Confused Identity
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Evolution of Error
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Check Sources
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Cousin William Hope
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Served in Revolution?
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Future Research
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Questions/answers
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About this webinar

Men of the same name is a constant challenge for every serious researcher. In the case of recognized Revolutionary patriot John Jacob Kramer, we discover how this one man's identity was actually compiled from three separate and distinct men. We will review military records, family lore, congressional papers, and more to unravel the tangle of mistaken identity passed down through the generations.
 
Presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists. 

About the speaker

About the speaker

Rebecca Whitman Koford holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and as a Certified Genealogical LecturerSM
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