Celebrate Family History Month together online with expert genealogist Annette Burke Lyttle!
10-11 a.m.: Prospecting for Family History in Unexpected Places
Many records of genealogical value are hiding in places we might not think to look. Employ a search strategy to help us uncover a gold mine of information in unexpected places.
11-11:30 a.m.: Intermission
Door prizes will be awarded, and there will be a review of genealogy resources at W. Dale Clark Main Library.
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: Following Migrating Ancestors: Three Case Studies
Migrating ancestors can be difficult to follow as they move from place to place. Three case studies will show techniques and records you can use to make it easier to follow their paths. The case studies involve a colonial migration from Pennsylvania to Virginia, a move from Vermont to New York to Illinois in the early 19th century, and a move from Illinois to Nebraska to homestead in the late 19th century. Learn methods and sources that will help you follow your ancestors wherever and whenever they moved.
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 was a faculty member for "Exploring Quaker Records in America" at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh in June 2020 and course coordinator for "From Sea to Shining Sea: Researching Our Ancestors' Migrations in America" for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) in January 2021. She will coordinate the Fall Virtual Intermediate Foundations course for SLIG later in 2021. Annette is a member of the board of directors of the Association of Professional Genealogists and editor of The Florida Genealogist.
Registration is required.
This program will be presented virtually via Zoom and a log-in link, together with a handout, will be emailed to registrants the day before the event (If you don't see it, check your spam file; the "view event" link on your registration confirmation does not link to the event.)