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Genealogical Goldmine: The Records of Old Settlers Organizations
This lecture acquaints researchers with the wealth of information that can be found in many of the records of pioneer settler organizations. Finding places of origin and settlement dates for our migrating ancestors is often difficult, but these records may provide help. Some include parents’ names, detailed accounts of the journey from the previous residence to the new location, and a listing of the members’ children. Details may include date of death, or a location in which the pioneer later resided. Many genealogists are aware of records and applications related to hereditary and lineage societies, but aren’t familiar with the similarly valuable records of old settlers organizations. In addition to sharing the kinds of information that can be found in the old settlers records, the session suggests where and how to locate such collections. Finding aids that assist in the quest for old settlers records will be discussed.

Jan 12, 2023 07:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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