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Seminar: Migration in America from Colonial Times

Saturday, February 04, 2023
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10:00 AM
2:00 PM
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*Seminar: "Migration in America from Colonial Times" with Annette Burke Lyttle of Heritage Detective, LLC. Featuring three classes:
Session 1
Colonial American Migration Routes and Modes of Travel
When our Colonial ancestors arrived on the shores of North America in the 1600s and 1700s, many of them very quickly began migrating west. They followed rivers and created roads into the wilderness to found new settlements on the frontier. Learn about where they traveled and how they got there, as well as how to uncover the stories of their lives.

Session 2
The National Road: America's First Federal Highway
Built between 1811 and 1837, the National Road was the first federally-funded highway in America. Extending from Maryland to the frontier of Illinois, this migration route allowed thousands of people to settle in the Midwest.

Session 3
Following Migrating Ancestors: Three Case Studies
Migrating ancestors can be difficult to follow as they move from place to place. Three case studies will show techniques and records you can use to make it easier to follow their paths. The case studies involve a colonial migration from Pennsylvania to Virginia, a move from Vermont to New York to Illinois in the early 19th century, and a move from Illinois to Nebraska to homestead in the later 19th century. Learn methods and sources that will help you follow your ancestors wherever and whenever they moved.

Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. She is coordinator of the Fall Virtual Intermediate Foundations course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Annette leads Best Practices Study Groups for a number of organizations, providing in-depth education on the genealogical research process in an interactive setting. She is president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and editor of The Florida Genealogist.

Cost: $45 for RVGS members, $55 for non-members.
Click here to register. Registration closes Friday, February 3.
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