June 3, 2012 – Genealogy Committee Meeting

The Genealogy Committee of the Armstrong County Historical Museum and Genealogy Society will hold their monthly meeting on Sunday, June 3, 2012 from 2-4 PM in the Mildred Lankerd Thomas Genealogy Library – 300 North McKean Street, Kittanning, PA.

Guest speaker will be James Scahill who will present a first person interpretation on General John Forbes. General Forbes was a British General in the French and Indian War and was best known for leading the Forbes Expedition that captured the French outpost at Fort Duquesne. He decided on the march and declared on arrival at the “Forks of the Ohio” that he was naming this place in honor of his mentor and Prime Minister, William Pitt, to be called “Pittsburgh”.

Mr. Scahill will have a uniform representing General Forbes and also bring items that were used at the time, such as a gun and musket ball. He will discuss and take you on a journey of the march of Forbes and his men and answer the question, “Why was Forbes there?”

Individual research will follow the presentation.

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