VGA 2022 Conference: “Reconstructing the Lives of Our Farming Ancestors” by Annette Burke Lyttle

This presentation will be pre-recorded. Click here to view the full conference schedule:

Program Description:
It’s a rare family tree that doesn’t contain at least some farm families, since until the latter part of the 19th century farmers made up a majority of workers in America. It may be hard for us to envision what daily life was like for our farming ancestors as we try to recover their stories, and we may be tempted to say our ancestors were “just farmers.” But farm families were remarkable people.  Learn how genealogical records and social history resources can help us reconstruct the life stories of your farming ancestors.

Speaker Bio:
Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. She is coordinator of the Fall Virtual Intermediate Foundations course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Annette leads Best Practices Study Groups for a number of organizations, providing in-depth education on the genealogical research process in an interactive setting. She is president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and editor of The Florida Genealogist.


  1. How do I access the pre-recorded presentations? I’ve signed in and clicked different links but can’t seem to find the correct one. Please advise. Thanks.

  2. Hi Jan,
    Go to the Members Center, scroll down to Past webinars and the pre recorded ones are there to see

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