This webinar with Paula Stuart-Warren covers a variety of research topics and includes an extensive handout with recap's of the presentations, a bibliography, and a long list of records that will aid your research. Multiple tickets must be added to cart one at a time. Not refundable. Full details, below.
- Date: Saturday, October 17th, 2020
- Time: 9:00 a.m to 2:30 p.m. (includes a 15 minute break between lectures and a 45 minute lunch break)
- Registration deadline: 12:00pm Thursday, October 15th, 2020.
- Location: Webinar (details below)
- All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.
Presenter: Paula Stuart-Warren, Certified Genealogist®, FMGS, FUGA
The Wisconsin Historical Society is pleased to host Paula Stuart-Warren, a genealogical and historical researcher, lecturer, and research coach based in Minnesota. Research for clients has taken her to locations and repositories across the U.S. She has lectured in the U.S., Canada, on cruises, and online for genealogical societies, historical societies, church and civic groups and other organizations. Her specialties include unusual records, analysis, research planning, problem-solving, manuscript and archival repositories, railroads, and Native American genealogy. She has done Native American research and analysis for individuals, tribes, and law firms. She has served on cultural resources and enrollment committees for tribe. Her website and blog is at genealogybypaula.com.
Topics Covered: While mainly based on the continguous United States, many of the tips and types of records will apply to indigenous people in Alaska, Hawaii, Mexico, and other places. The webinar includes slides with many record examples and where to find them.
- Brief overview of how to get started.
- Online free and subscription sites with databases, indexes and abstracts of records, and many digitized records.
- Libraries, archives, historical societies, courthouses and other places to find family history details. Finding aids to zero in on the records will be covered.
- Both state and federal records of value.
- Manuscript records that even include older missionary records, letters, photos, and more.
- Extensive information on the Bureau of Indian Affairs and its predecessors.
- Extensive information on the U.S. National Archives and the useful records it holds.
- Reasons for utilizing DNA and where to test.
- Among the records covered: church, cemetery, census (BIA, state, federal), newspapers, probate, base rolls, allotment, annuity, court records, school, and others.
- Analyzing the records for accurate information.
- Tips for enrollment applications.
Webinar Details: After registration closes, we will email you the link needed to participate in the webinar. You will need a computer with internet access to participate. Participants will be able to ask questions. If no internet access is available to you, you may be able to participate by call-in for audio-only access. If you don't see the email in your inbox, check your junkmail folder, just in case. A recording of the webinar will be made available to registrants for 30 days following the event.
Discounts: Discount codes must be applied during checkout. They cannot be applied after checking out.
- WHS member discount: WHS Members, enter your WHS member number in the discount field at checkout.
- Wisconsin State Genealogical Society member discount: When checking out, enter the code given to you by WSGS. Use all upper case.
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Buying Multiple Tickets: Tickets must be added to your cart individually. To purchase more than one ticket, add the first ticket to your cart, then go back and add each additional ticket separately. Complete the check out process when you have the desired number of tickets in your cart. All ticket sales are final and non-refundable.