“Misbegotten: The Illicit Path to My Patriot,” By Christine Cochran Can lineage to a patriot of the American Revolution be traced down a maternal line of misbegotten children? It can, and Christine Cochran did. Join Christine Cochran as she shares an incredible story in which illegitimacy is a family tradition! Christine Cochran is a professional…

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Pledging Brotherhood: An Introduction to Fraternal, Benevolent, and Secret Societies Presented by Jen Baldwin During the 1800s, 1 in every 7 people in the United States was a member of a fraternal society. Explore the various types of organizations and understand how they differentiate from each other, and gain your own secrets to accessing their…

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Jen Baldwin is currently the Data Acquisition Manager, North America for Findmypast. Jen lectures, writes, and consults on a variety of genealogy and social media related topics, and was part of the research team for Genealogy Roadshow, season two on PBS. She is the author of course materials for the National Institute of Genealogical Studies…

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Writing Up The Family Tree Presented by Carol Cooke Darrow, CG “Writing Up the Family Tree” is the sure way to organize your vast family information and preserve that information in a way that is accessible for future generations. What story do you want to tell? Who is your audience? What is your deadline? Once…

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All Hail to the Queen Presented by Diane Barbour PLCGS Starting with some Basic English history we expand into the different jurisdictions that existed in England. There are several record groups starting as early as 1537. Beginning with Old Parish registers to statutory records and also census, you will find information to start your English…

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American Women in the 19th Century Presented by Sylvia Tracy-Doolos America in the 19th century saw geographic, cultural, and historic changes that affected the records that were created. While this was true for all Americans, it was especially true for women. We’ll look broadly at the 19th century to understand the changes in women’s lives…

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FamilySearch.org…What’s New? Presented by Vickie Smejkal The ever-evolving free genealogy website, FamilySearch, will be explored with all its new features and updates. And, time permitting, she’ll provide a brief peek as to where the 77% of the non-indexed records can be found. Vickie Smejkal is an experienced Genealogist and current Director of the Aurora Family…

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Nancy Stauffer and her five siblings were found in different foster families in two different Indiana counties. This case study identifies her parents and probable grandparents. The most difficult task was to find her father in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania where there were many Stauffer families and several Henry Stauffers. Karlene Ferguson is a board-certified genealogist.…

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You be the Jury: The Court Martial of Lyman F. Rounds By Michael Rounds In 1833, fourteen deserters were found and voluntarily returned to Fort Towson after the pursuit party withdrew. Four were subsequently charged with Desertion and Mutiny. We will be following the transcript of the General Court Martial held at Fort Towson May…

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Doughboys, Slackers, and More: Researching World War One Military Veterans By Kay Hartrick World War I created many, many records for those who served in the American Expeditionary Forces or in the U.S. Marines or Navy as well as for those who registered for the draft and stayed on the home front. Although some records…

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