Having roots in Colonial America is both a source of pride and frustation: How awesome that your ancestors have been on American soil so long and helped shape the direction of our country—but how difficult to trace them in centuries-old, unfamiliar and often-incomplete records.
Here’s your chance to get Colonial genealogy research advice from one of the best: New England genealogy expert D. Joshua Taylor.
Josh will present our next webinar, Top 25 Tips for Finding Your Colonial Ancestors, taking place Tuesday, Nov. 13, at 7pm ET (that’s 6pm CT, 5pm MT and 4pm PT). He sent us a few tips to keep in mind when you’re tracing Colonial kin:
1. Verify, verify, verify. Because so many of our Colonial families have “already been done,” it is important to verify data that has already been published. Mistakes in Colonial families can filter through several generations and cause headaches for genealogists.
2. It hasn’t all been done. It is important to get over the common mindset that “my colonial families have all been researched,” as there’s still so much to discover. During the webinar, we’ll talk about a few new resources for tracing Colonial families that are largely untapped by genealogists.
3. Study your history. The Colonial period is a fascinating time in our history, and it is important that you know exactly what was happening in the areas your ancestors were living. Boundary changes, disputes, conflicts with American Indians and a host of other events did impact the lives of our Colonial ancestors.
In the webinar, Josh will show you key strategies for discovering early American roots and tracing Colonial immigrants, which groups settled which areas during the era, common and lesser-known resources for Colonial kin, and the best websites to use.
Once you’re registered for the webinar, you’ll get
- Participation in the live presentation on Nov. 13
- The chance to submit questions before the event and again during the webinar
- Access to the webinar recording to view again as many times as you like
- The 75-page PDF of the presentation slides for future reference
- Eight pages of additional handouts
Click here to register for Top 25 Tips for Finding Your Colonial Ancestors (if you hurry, you’ll save $10 with our early bird special)!