When I heard Minnesota described as a “meaty” state for genealogy research, I couldn’t resist asking local expert Paula Stuart-Warren for sneak peeks at what she’ll cover in our upcoming Minnesota Genealogy Crash Course webinar.
Here’s what Paula sent:
- Your ancestor wasn’t a U.S. citizen in 1918? There might be a two-page Minnesota record with his her name, date and place of birth, residence, occupation, names of children and relatives, arrival in the United States and more. And it’s indexed.
- How many avenues are there to locate a birth, death or marriage record? We’ll count the multiple ways.
- Military service from Minnesota? You’ll learn about the state’s special questionnaires and bonus applications for the 19th and 20th century.
- Need a wedding story, business ad, obituary, or other newspaper item? Learn the best place to obtain these.
- Census indexes? Are there more for Minnesota than other states? Hmmm…
- What’s the largest ethnic group in Minnesota? (It might not be the one that immediately springs to mind.)
- Are there really 10,000 lakes?
- What do genealogy, baseball, Prairie Home Companion, the Minnesota State Fair, WCCO Radio, and the Lennon sisters all have in common?
Well, now I’m getting really curious! The Minnesota Genealogy Crash Course webinar with Paula Stuart-Warren is next Wednesday, April 25, at 8 p.m. (now available On Demand!)