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Jamboree

June

02
Saturday
11:30AM - 12:30PM

Digging Pennsylvania Roots from Your Desktop

Presenter: James M Beidler


It’s estimated that one in four Americans has “Keystone State” roots. Much Pennsylvania research – from church records to land documents to courthouse filings – can be done remotely. Learn to get much of your genealogy done without setting foot in Pennsylvania by using FamilySearch, Ancestry.com, Pennsylvania State Archives and other sites.

Level:
Beginner. Just starting to do family history.
Topic:
Digital Resources: database tools/strategies; web tools (i.e. Google); general interest, 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
Focus:
USA-State/Region