The War of 1812 will be the focus of the July meeting of the Kingsland/Highland Lakes Genealogical Society (KGS), Tuesday, July 10, at 2 p.m. at the Kingsland Branch Library, 125 Polk St. The session is open to the public and visitors are welcome.
Called “America’s Forgotten War,” the conflict is not well known, but had a profound effect on the young nation, including the Westward Expansion, displacement of Southern Indian tribes, and of course, the adoption of our national anthem. The KGS program will include a short video of the war’s history, and information about locating an ancestor’s military record and pension record in the National Archives. This summer commemorates the 200th anniversary of the war.
The KGS meets the second Tuesday of each month at the Kingsland Library, where it helps maintain a collection of family research materials, with volunteer assistance available each Wednesday from 10-12 a.m. and 2-4 p.m. For further information, contact Joanne Scarborough a (830) 598-6443.