The Colonial America SIG has as its objective the study of America’s 13 colonies – their creation, their history including a timeline for each, sources of information, identification of ancestors and relatives, understanding of the geography and an exchange of information by attendees.
Immigration and migration patterns will be explored and in-depth explanations of how to uncover information beyond names/dates/places will be discussed. Lineage societies will be explained and amazing resources like the Library of Virginia and the Germanna Foundation will be covered.
The October meeting will continue the discussion of the Colony of Virginia and explanations of resources available online and in libraries that can be used to discover huge amounts of data. In addition, an introduction to Colonial Pennsylvania will be included.
Please bring your family tree, surnames, dates and locations. Also download the mobile app from FamilySearch.org called “Relatives Around Me.” This app allows you to see who else, in the group attending and using the app at the same time, you might be related to. This could be a useful tool to share research sources and information. Be sure to upload your tree to FamilySearch.org.
There will be several handouts and opportunities for discussion.
Facilitators: Bob Allen, Mary Hoyer
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