2:00PM - 3:00PM
“I Am Poor, Obscure, Plain, and Little.” Researching the Invisible Ancestor
If your ancestors had little money, they did not buy and sell land, they did not leave wills or probates, they did not
purchase stones for graves. How do you find them? This lecture will show you how!
Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, 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
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity