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10:00AM - 11:00AM

A Farm Family Moves West

Presenter: Annette Burke Lyttle

Farming was a tough life. Why would our ancestors add the perils and uncertainty of migration to an already difficult way of life? And yet they did. Learn to find resources that can uncover motivation, modes of travel, and means of survival for farm families that migrated from the East to the Midwest to the West.

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, Migration: emigration/immigration; naturalization; migration routes, Writing and Publishing: family history writing, publishing, e-publishing, copyright/plagiarism
Not specific as to geography or ethnicity