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Genealogy Day

Event Type: Adult
Age Group(s): Adult, Adults
Date: 4/20/2013
Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 4:30 PM
 Join us for fantastic free program and learn the skills you need to make a difference in your family history research! In addition to the speakers, participants will enjoy Door Prizes, Society Booths, Author Book Signings, and refreshments.

Homesteading Records
The Homestead Act of 1862 allowed any qualified individual to claim up to 160 acres of free land. Over 1.6 million people rose to the challenge and claimed 270 million acres of land. Original homestead claims are a fantastic collection of documents, certificates, applications, land descriptions, citizenship affidavits, testimonies, and written receipts. Learn how to access these great records and how they can fill in the gaps to your research.

Naturalization – Beginning of your U.S. Family Heritage
Find your immigrant ancestors’ naturalization papers and to see the beginning of your roots in American History. Traditional and online sources are reviewed. Great program to find clues to your heritage.

Using Railroad Records in Family History Research
Vast members of Americans in the 19-20th centuries were railroad employees. Many personnel records still exist and provide a potential treasure of family history data to researchers. Learn about the real history of railroads in the US and ways to access these valuable records.

IMPORTANT! Participants are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch or pre-order a lunch from Brooks Café. Beverages will be provided. You can email a lunch order form from the Brooks cafe website:

Due to limited parking, please carpool or make arrangements to be dropped off for this event!

REGISTRATION NOTE: Please include city and state of residence in the notes field of each participant.
Library: Fountaindale Public Library
Location: Meeting Room A
Registration Ends: 4/17/2013 at 11:00 PM
Presenter: Debra Dudek
Status: Closed
Please Note
  • Attendee MUST give 24 hour cancellation notice to allow others on the waiting list to attend.

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