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United States Colored Troops Civil War Widows' Pension Applications: Tell the Story - Digital Download

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Explore the challenges faced by widows and/or former slave descendants of soldiers in the United States Colored Troops Widows’ Pension Applications.

This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on April 24, 2015. 1 hour 14 minutes. Plus 5 pages of handouts.

Viewers' comments:
  • Bernice Bennett's webinar was excellent for the content, structure, and information it conveyed! Bravo!!!
  • Bernice is a great story teller and has enlightened us with her presentation.
  • Bernice was awesome!
  • Enjoyed speakers passion and the stories.
  • Excellent presentation. I too will be 'sharing the story'.
  • Excellent webinar. So much passion. I love the stories.
  • Great presentation! Thanks to both of you!
  • Great webinar. Would like to hear her speak on other topics, maybe more on the National Archives.
  • Had no idea what was in store for me today, was I pleasantly surprised...what a webinar!
  • I enjoyed Ms. Bennett's lecture. I was happy to learn that Fold3 has scanned National Archive documents. I'm heading to the website now. Thank you Legacy for providing these great genealogy education lectures!
  • I learned a lot of information about Civil War Pension files I was not aware of.
  • I really enjoyed the webinar. I never had a reason to look into these files until now. Thank you Bernice for the presentation.
  • I thoroughly benefitted from the webinar and hope to participate again, soon. Bernice has such a good speaking voice that I could hear and understand everything she said.
  • Interesting topic. Presenter was very well-informed and passionate about her subject.
  • Love all the details and audience participation!
  • My first genealogy webinar! Very informative and easy to understand and follow.
  • She was super! I hope that you will have her again and again. Loved her passion for her subject and it came across in her presentation! I'm definitely going to listen to this one again!
  • Speaker very knowledgeable and has such a pleasant voice.
  • This was an absolute wonderful presentation!!! So informative and getting the challenge was great!
  • Was totally amazed by the wealth of information available in these various documents collected to prove eligibility for Civil War pensions.
  • While this presentation was centered on African-American pensions from service in the Civil War, it actually provides great insight for all folks, not only for anyone researching Civil War pensions, but lots of areas, including a look at NARA and at Fold3. Everyone should have found something helpful in this presentation.

About the author:

Bernice Alexander Bennett is an author, family historian, producer and host of Research at the National Archives and Beyond! Blogtalkradio, and a volunteer at the National Archives working on preparing Civil War Widows’ Pension Records for digitization for Fold3.

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