September RGS Member Meeting - Brother Against Brother (Civil War)
6:45 PM - 8:45 PM Eastern
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Brother Against Brother shares the story and genealogical work conducted on the Wheeler family who lived in the area of West Virginia during the Civil War. Joyce Thompson will share her experience and methods on researching the story of the seven Wheeler brothers, some of the brothers joined the North and the others joined the South. This session will share the genealogical research that Joyce conducted on her Wheeler relatives as well as sharing the story that was created from her research.

Joyce Thompson graduated from the State University of New York at Oswego with a BS in Secondary education Social Studies and a BS in Elementary degree from the State University of New York at Brockport. She did her graduate work at both colleges. Her teaching career is comprised of teaching Junior-Senior High Social Studies, Middle School remedial reading and in the 5th and 6th grade classrooms for a total of 40 years. She had always had a love of learning, especially history.

Since retiring she has been researching and doing power point presentations on such topics as: the Civil War, Famous Women in American History, the American Revolution and Genealogy. She has become a Civil War reenactor and an avid genealogist. 

On her father's side her English ancestors help found the town of Concord Massachusetts in 1638. On her mother's side , she have done extensive research into the Great German Migration of the Early18th Century. She has also found numerous relatives who fought in the American Revolution and the American Civil War. Researching unusual and unique Civil War topics have always been a passion for her.

In addition to Joyce Thompson's program, the RGS Board will share updates on the state of the RGS and the upcoming program schedule for 2023-24 membership year. 
Irondequoit Public Library
1290 Titus Ave
Rochester, NY 14617

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