Understanding and analyzing military records can be a challenging task, but the U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center (USAHEC) is here to help!

On Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, the USAHEC in Carlisle, Pa. invites you to attend, "Military Records and the Family Historian," a free presentation and workshop explaining how to use military records to research and construct family history.

USAHEC staff will be available throughout the day to share their expertise on the study and analysis of these records through presentations and guiding attendees during hands on research.

The workshop begins at 10 a.m. in the Visitor and Education Center with a lecture from retired Lt. Col. Martin Andresen detailing how to begin the process of researching family history, and how best to utilize the resources available at USAHEC.

Following the presentation, we invite participants to purchase lunch at the USAHEC's new Café Cumberland, before completing the day with an afternoon of exploration and research in the Ridgway Hall Reading Room.

Military service is an important part of many family histories, and records of service are often a vital asset in understanding genealogy.

Take advantage of this free workshop, and the valuable insights from USAHEC staff to help further unlock your family's genealogical puzzle!

"Military Records and the Family Historian" begins at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012.  The workshop is free, but registration is required, as there is only space available for 30 participants.

The USAHEC's facility has ample parking, as well as handicap parking available.  For additional information, visit our website: www.usahec.org or to register call 717-245-3972.

Later in the year, on a quarterly basis, the Army Heritage Center Foundation (AHCF) at USAHEC will be hosting in depth classes on how to conduct genealogical research in military collections.  There is a fee associated with these classes.

Please contact the AHCF staff at 717-258-1102 or info@armyheritage.org for further information.