Family History: From a Pile of Pieces to a Puzzle Picture
You’ve started your family history but the pieces don’t seem to fit and the jigsaw puzzle isn’t revealing a picture as you’d hoped. Sometimes it’s just a matter of turning a piece in another direction or fitting it into a different place in the picture. This lecture will provide the basics to get you started, taking that pile of pieces that don’t seem to fit and turning them into a finished product.
Who is the Head of this Household?
The shocking news is that the census was not created for genealogists! In spite of that, the census taker gathered lots of genealogical information you’ll want to investigate. Insight into why the census was created and how to use various finding aids will equip you to use these records wisely in your family search.
Which port? When? Why? From where? Questions surround the immigration process that made us all Americans. If you’ve worked your way back to your immigrant ancestor, this lecture will help you find the spot from which he left and on which he landed.
Although our ancestors may not have left many records, if they were here before 1900, they probably owned land. This lecture is focused on the family historian who has not delved into land records. Understanding the basics of these records will allow the researcher to find and use these valuable records.
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