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How to research your Civil War ancestor

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William B. Bynum, reference archivist at the Library of Virginia,will discuss sources and strategies for finding information on Civil War soldiers in the collections of the Library of Virginia, including federal records, private papers, and printed and digital publications.

“Researching Your Civil War Ancestor” takes place at noon Thursday, April 28, in the library’s Conference Rooms.

The library is in historic Richmond at 800 East Broad St. There’s free parking for its special events in the library’s underground garage, accessible from Eighth or Ninth streets. Details? Call 804/692-3592.