News & Events — Winter & Spring 2021


Finding Your Ancestors in the Draper Manuscript Collection

Date: March 9, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m. (CST)

Event Details: The Draper Manuscript Collection is a unique source for researching eighteenth and nineteenth-century Appalachian and Ohio Valley ancestors. Learn about guides, finding aids, indexes, transcriptions, and resources to help you research in the collection. Explore case studies of increasing complexity and discuss possible research strategies. Dan Lilienkamp, speaker.

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Why They Left, Where They Went, and the Tales Their Journeys Can Reveal   

Date: April 13, 2021

Time: 6:30 p.m. (CST)

Event Details: Why did our ancestors leave their homes?  Why did they settle where they did?  Using unexpected records, maps, social history, the law, and more, we’ll discover the secrets our ancestors’ migrations can reveal as we track them from place to place, across the ocean, across the country, even across town! 

About the Presenter, Pam Vestal: Pam Vestal is a professional genealogist and lecturer from Oregon whose research extends far beyond the Pacific Northwest, with clients all over the U.S. and research that reaches beyond our borders. After 20 years as a professional writer, Pam turned her full attention to her longtime love of genealogy.  Since then, her articles have appeared in the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly and FGS’s Forum magazine, and her lectures take her from coast to coast.