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10:00AM - 11:00AM

Preparing for a Research Trip at Home or Abroad

Presenter: Donna M Moughty

Hopefully the time will come when you have enough information to begin planning a trip to your ancestral homeland. Knowing the exact place is key to your success as borders may have changed since your ancestor’s emigration. This lecture gives you a three step process to be well prepared for your trip. Ready-Set-Go!

Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records., Advanced. Very experienced, including early US and foreign records.
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, Methodology: evaluating/analyzing information, Migration: emigration/immigration; naturalization; migration routes, Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Repositories: brick-and-mortar resources; courthouse; NARA, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity