Rogue Valley Genealogical Society Civil War Classes

Happy New Year! January 8, the Rogue Valley Genealogical Society hosts the first of two virtual classes, “Was My Ancestor in the Civil War?” Renown genealogist and speaker, Brian Rhinehart, will show participants how to discover if their ancestor participated in the Civil War. Attached is a photo of Brian. We would appreciate it if you will share this with your members, and possibly post on your website and in your newsletter.

Thank you for your support! If you need more information, please contact Pat Jenkins at 541-415-0465, or

Pamela Sasseen, Publicity & Public Relations

Rogue Valley Genealogical Society



Do you know if your ancestor was in the Civil War?

Brian Rhinehart, graduate of Boston University’s Certificate in Genealogy Research course, and professional genealogist and speaker, is a direct descendent of six Civil War soldiers. He specializes in Civil War, and War of 1812, records at the National Archives in Washington DC. January 8, Brian will teach the first of two classes on researching Civil War records, “Was My Ancestor in the Civil War?” It is possible, as about 9% of the US population fought in the Civil War in the 1860s. In this class, Brian will share tips on how to determine if your ancestor was in the Civil War, using (mostly) free resources.

January 8, 1:30-3:00pm, $20 for non-members, $10 for members. To register for this virtual presentation, go to Once you’ve completed your registration, you will receive an email the day before the presentation with your Zoom link.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.