How did your family get from Europe to the Prairies? Why did your ancestors migrate through Canada? What clues can be found in records to track your ancestor’s migration? Why did so many Quebeckers leave the province during the 1800s? What was so appealing about the Prairie Provinces?
Many African American researchers struggle to break through the brick wall of slavery. This presentation looks at techniques to identify slave-owners through the use of land, probate and court records.
Like many cultures, Hispanic countries (we’re including Spain) have traditional naming conventions. Understanding these well will make you much more successful when researching and documenting your ancestors.
Both genealogy and role-playing games are, at their core, centered on storytelling. And the more effort put into the work, the more one gets out of it. In both cases it is useful to put one’s self into the mindset of the individual: what was their occupation, their background, their faith and motivations, their possessions, their friends and allies? In short, who were they in relation to the world around them?
Family gatherings, we all have them. Whether they are annual events like family reunions or one time occasions like birthday parties, Father’s Day, weddings or funerals, this is a time when our family members come together. This presentation will give you tips and tricks to get your family members talking about family history, even if they don’t want to!
Newspaper research can help further genealogy research. A name in a newspaper can pinpoint a location for an ancestor at a particular time. Mentions in the legal notices, property records or shipping notices columns provide clues for additional research. Learn 20+ tips for getting the most out of newspaper research.
The presenter will show a number of databases that you can use to search your ancestors from Poland in-line including gazetteers, databases of holdings of state archives, repositories of scans and databases of indexes.