Monday, June 19, 2017

Free APG Webinar - War Stories: Tales from Military Repatriation Research

Presenter: Ruy Cardoso, CG

Date: Monday, 19 June 2017

Time: 8:00 p.m. EASTERN Daylight Time

Cost: Free and open to the public 

Webinar Description: Military repatriation research requires particular credentials and some less common genealogical skills: finding living relatives of people who died decades ago, understanding military next-of-kin rules, tracing very specific lines for mitochondrial and Y-DNA testing, and engaging in delicate discussions with people who often were either very close to the soldier or who have no idea who he was. No two cases are the same, and the approach when the soldier was an only child can be very different from when he had eight siblings. Creative use of small details in records is often essential, and family members can be critical for locating someone otherwise impossible to find. Come learn about one researcher's approach to these cases, the unexpected obstacles which sometimes arise, and the satisfaction of finding those all-important relatives and bringing cases to a successful conclusion.

Ruy Cardoso, Certified Genealogist®, has completed 20 military repatriation cases for the US Army since the summer of 2015, all concerning WWII soldiers. He is currently serving in his second term as a member of the APG Board of Directors and has been an active member of the New England chapter for the past seven years. In addition to his military work, Ruy has assisted clients with other projects that require finding living people as well as more traditional ancestry-driven projects such as lineage applications, compilation of multi-generation family trees, and college scholarship applications.



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This free webinar is sponsored by the Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) and is part of the ongoing APG Professional Development webinar series. The live webinar is FREE to anyone who wishes to attend. Our webinars are also recorded and the recordings are available to members of APG as a member benefit

We look forward to having you join us!


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