Early American Research Strategies Web Seminar Download

Uncover the secrets to advancing your early American family history research with this 1-hour webinar. You’ll learn what records are available and how to find them for Colonial, Revolutionary, and pre-1850s American ancestors.
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Duration: 1 hour, including a live Q&A

Your ancestors may not have come on the Mayflower, but plenty of them can be traced back to the earliest days America was a country - and even before, when it was still 13 colonies. But when it comes to tracing those ancestors that lived before vital records, passenger lists, and extended censuses were widely available, how do you go about tracing them? In this webinar, you'll learn about the surprising number of records and strategies you can take to track down your early American family history.

This webinar will cover the available records for our early American ancestors and how to find them. From resources for finding records from the Colonial era to the military records of the Revolutionary War, War of 1812, and all the other skirmishes and wars happening back in those days, to land records, newspapers, and special collections, you'll get a thorough overview of the variety of available resources and how to find them.

Who Should Purchase This Webinar

You'll love Early American Research Strategies if:

  • you have ancestors you can trace back to 1850 and further back
  • you want to learn about the surprising number of resources available for your genealogy research
  • you're seeking new strategies and tips for tracing your earliest American family history

What You'll Learn

Early American Research Strategies webinar features:

  • a range of genealogy research techniques for finding records of your early American ancestors
  • an understanding of the range of records available between the Colonial era and 1850
  • where to track down your early American ancestors' records
  • a look at some of the historical events that generated those records

About the Presenter: Shannon Combs-Bennett

Shannon Combs-Bennett is an acclaimed genealogy blogger and former blogger for Family Tree University. She is a contributor to Family Tree Magazine, Family Tree University, a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and is a resident of Virginia, where she participates in many genealogy-related organization and activities.

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R5236
File Type MP4, PDF
Product Type Video Download
Runtime 60 minutes
Skill Level Beginner, Intermediate
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