Joe Bilby

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Joseph G. Bilby received his BA and MA degrees in history from Seton Hall University and served as a lieutenant in the First Infantry Division in Vietnam in 1966-1967. Mr. Bilby is retired from the New Jersey Department of Labor and currently part time Assistant Curator of the New Jersey National Guard and Militia Museum in Sea Girt, New Jersey and a free lance writer and historical consultant. He is the author, editor or co-author of fourteen books and over 400 articles on New Jersey history and folklore, military history and Outdoor subjects in both Internet and print venues, has lectured widely on those subjects and is a columnist for The Civil War News and New Jersey Sportsmen News. He is publications editor for the New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee and editor of and contributor to New Jersey Goes to War, a book on 150 of the state�s Civil War era personalities and New Jersey�s Civil War Odyssey, an anthology of New Jersey Civil War essays covering the period between the 1850s and the 1961 centennial. Both books were published by the official New Jersey Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee.

What are your specific genealogical interests?

American military history

What got you into genealogy?

I am a historian, but I have found genealogy to be very useful in acquiring individual stories.

Most surprising genealogical find

My own ancestor was transported from England for burglary.

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