Alabama archivist to give lecture on state military record research

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Contributed by OLLI

Kayla Scott, Reference Archivist with the Alabama Department of Archives and History, will present “Home of the Brave: A Brief Overview of Alabama Military Records” at OLLI’s Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture Series on Wednesday, March 3. Her presentation will be streamed live on OLLI at Auburn’s Facebook page at noon.

Learn where to look for your ancestor’s military records during this condensed workshop. The session will discuss time frames for each U.S.-involved conflict, followed by tips of where and how to search for each period’s records. She will also outline the range of information different military records may contain.

This presentation will be valuable for prospective students of the OLLI class Children of the War: Telling the Stories of Their Families and WW2. She will explain how individuals may research military records so their stories can be shared.

Kayla Scott is a reference archivist with the Alabama Department of Archives and History. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Public History from the University of North Alabama and has research experience in Civil War and military history, as well as genealogy.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Auburn University (OLLI at Auburn) hosts its live Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture Series from noon to 1 p.m. on OLLI at Auburn’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/OLLIatAuburn. The free program is open to the public.

OLLI at Auburn is a program of the Office of the Vice President for University Outreach. OLLI administrative offices and select classes are located at the historic Sunny Slope property, 1031 S. College St. in Auburn. For more information or to learn about becoming a volunteer faculty member, volunteer service assistant or sponsor, contact Shawnee McKee, OLLI Administrative Support, at 334-844-3146, olli@auburn.edu, or visit our website at www.olliatauburn.org.

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