Monday, June 20, 2011

Playing catchup -- mustered anyone?

Dear, DearREADERS,
Whilst both Mr. and Mrs. Myrt were away at Samford University attending the Institute for Genealogy and Historical Research, little blogging has been forthcoming from my keyboard. However, these little snippets appeared on my Facebook page in response to the tremendous amount of information presented in our Advanced Military Records II Course (colonial America up to but not including the US Civil War.) Craig R. Scott, CG was our course coordinator, with Rick Sayre, CG; J. Mark Lowe, CG; and Debbie Miezella as additional instructors.

This site provides links to extant order books.

Interesting to evaluate the reliability of a deposition in an ancestor's pension file: David Library of the American Revolution: Patron's Perspective: Larry Kidder on the Reliability of ...
davidlibraryar.blogspot.comThe David Library of the American Revolution is a specialized research library dedicated to the study of American history circa 1750 to 1800. We are open to the public Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm, admission free. The David Library is a non-profit educational institution.

The U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC)
Gordon and I are planning to research here all day on Wednesday on our way home to our place in Utah. The link to the library page including catalog is:

Inquiries to Center for Military History 
Project Gutenberg Deb Mieszala, CG reminded me of since there are F & Indian War and Rev war journals out of copyright. I've been doing too much mid to late 19th century to remember this website.
Craig Scott, CG explained about these certificates. British fired on the US ship the Chesapeake to attempt to impress men into service. (We didn't have birth certificates or passports to prove citizenship.)
Indexes to Seamen's Protection Certificate Applications and Proofs of Citizenship
Genealogical Publishing Company Indexes to Seamen's Protection Certificate Applications and Proofs of Citizenship, Ports of New Orleans, LA; New Haven, CT; and Bath, ME - Seamen's Protection Certificates were authorized by Congress in 1796 to identify American merchant sailors.
The Society of The Cincinnati
Happy family tree climbing!
Myrt     :)
Your friend in genealogy.


  1. Hmmmm, I did not have to take notes, I could have just come home and read your blog. LOL

    Miss seeing you everyday.


  2. Being with friends is one of the fringe benefits! :)