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11:30AM - 12:30PM

Why They Left, Where They Went, and What Their Journeys Can Reveal!

Presenter: Pam Vestal

Why did our ancestors dare to leave their homes? Why did they settle where they did? Find out what secrets our ancestors’ migration can reveal as we track them from place to place, across the ocean, across the country, and even across town.

Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Migration: emigration/immigration; naturalization; migration routes, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Repositories: brick-and-mortar resources; courthouse; NARA, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies, Writing and Publishing: family history writing, publishing, e-publishing, copyright/plagiarism
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity