Historical Society program will offer tips for learning more about him
JEFFERSON, Iowa, July 15, 2023 — The Greene County Historical Society will present a free program, “Researching Your Civil War Ancestors,” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, at the Museum, 219 E. Lincoln Way.
David Connon of Earlham, a self-taught independent researcher, will offer hints in a workshop on searching for information on Civil War soldiers. There will be time for questions and comments.
”Searching for information can often be hard and boring work, but if you stick your shovel in the dirt, you’ll hit something valuable or interesting,” says Connon. “I’ve spent a lot of time in those trenches.”
The descendent of two Union soldiers, Connon is the author of “Iowa Confederates in the Civil War.”
Ada Ross of Jefferson, a longtime member of the Greene County Genealogical Society, will inform the audience about how the society can assist people who are researching their family histories.
The group’s reference room, located at the Jefferson Public Library, 200 W. Lincoln Way, includes local census data as well as death and marriage documentation, indexed newspaper obituaries and county cemetery records.