PRESENTER: Paula Stuart-Warren, CG, FMGS, FUGA
1. Finding Ancestral Places of Origin – Records and research strategies for identifying the birthplaces of ancestors; Vsuals demonstrate what these records contain, how to use them, and where to find them.
2. Newspaper Research: The Dailies, Weeklies, and Beyond – Details on the tremendous amount of information to be found in the usual newspapers and also these “other” newspapers and on how to locate them and any indexes. Visuals and the handout material show what these may hold for genealogical research, list some of the many superb guidebooks available, and identify both logical and unexpected repositories holding these newspapers.
3. The Farmer in the Dell -- and in Many U.S. Records – Exploring the extensive records and places for learning more about ancestral farmers and farms. No matter the present status of the property, there are ways to learn more about the farmers, farm, and related activities.
4. Major Midwestern Archives & Their Records – Highlighting major Midwestern archives and their holdings, finding aids, websites, special indexes, and available assistance for those not visiting in person. Also, some detail on other archives, including universities, church-affiliated, and others.
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