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Jamboree

June

02
Saturday
3:30PM - 4:30PM

Grandpa Worked for the Railroad

Presenter: Janice Lovelace, PhD


My Grandfather worked for the railroad as did many men in the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn how to discover which company, what type of job and where they worked. This presentation will focus on railroad companies and how to access their records, including pensions.

Level:
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.
Topic:
Record Types: BMD vital records; church; cemeteries; census/substitutes; military; newspapers/obituaries; occupation; slave; tax; wills/probate; land records, Research Strategies: site-specific search strategies
Focus:
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity