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Jamboree

June

01
Friday
8:30AM - 9:30AM

The Draper Manuscripts: Clues for the Ride West

Presenter: David McDonald, DMin, CG®


L. C. Draper spent much of the 19th Century collecting narratives and ephemera from Revolutionary-era soldiers and their descendants, as well as those who encountered native Americans in the trans-Appalachian west. Housed at the State Historical Society of Wisconsin, these materials can give researchers a boost in breaking through brick walls in that region.

Level:
Beginner. Just starting to do family history., Intermediate. Online database savvy and can locate/read deeds, vital records, wills, and church records.
Topic:
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
Focus:
USA-State/Region