RVGS is offering two new classes by RVGS favorite, Kate Eakman.
October 14, 2020 1:30PM via Zoom
Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Using Maps to Understand Our Ancestors’ Journeys
Terrain and topography; roads and bridges; walking, riding on horseback, taking a train, or going by boat; and, of course, the distance between locations. Each variable determines how far our ancestors were likely to travel to socialize, shop, and worship. Discover how using Google Maps can expand our understanding of our ancestors’ lives, and how those same maps can help us determine if we are tracing the wrong person in our quest to extend our family tree.
October 28, 2020 1:30PM via Zoom
The Curious Case of Alma Summers
Presented with only two clues regarding Alma Summers: his place of birth and the name of his wife, we will utilize traditional and unique document sets to discover the facts of Alma’s birth and early life, his education, and his military accomplishments.
Register here, members $10, non-members $20.
Kate holds an M.A in history from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has more than 20 years of genealogical experience as well as traditional historical research and writing. Today, Kate is a Senior Researcher and General Research Team Lead for Legacy Tree Genealogists. Her genealogical specialties include Civil War era, African-American, Native American, and general U.S. genealogy as well as Irish, Scottish, English, Canadian, and Italian genealogy. Kate loves the challenge of brick walls and excels at outside-the-box thinking for breaking them down. Kate lives with her husband and his horse in Portland, Oregon.