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April 2004

Release Date: April 1, 2004

Friends of ASU Library to Host Civil War Genealogical Workshop May 8

Peggy Barnes Fox, director of the Confederate Research Center at Hill College, will focus on Civil War ancestors Saturday, May 8, during the annual genealogical workshop sponsored by the Friends of the Porter Henderson Library and West Texas Collection at Angelo State University.

Topics to be covered during the daylong session include the "Confederate State of America," "Confederate Pensions," "Beyond the Compiled Service Records" and "Union Prisons and Those Within." Although the focus will be on Confederate veterans, Fox will also touch on research possibilities on Union veterans.

The popular daylong workshop will run 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the C.J. Davidson Conference Center in the Houston Harte University Center at 1910 Rosemont on the ASU Campus. Registration costs $25 if made prior to April 19 and $30 afterward or at the door. Registrants receive a notebook with material provided by the speaker.

A buffet lunch is also available for $10. Persons interested in registering should contact the Friends of the Library by phone at (325) 942-2164 or by mail at Friends, ASU Station #11013, San Angelo, TX, 76909-1013.

As director of the Confederate Research Center in Hillsboro for the past 33 years, Fox has become an authority on Civil War genealogy, particularly on the Confederate side. She conducts numerous workshops throughout the nation for civic, social and historical organizations.

Fox is a member of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, the Civil War Round Table of Waco, the Association of Professional Genealogists and several other genealogical societies.