Railroad records to be topic of free webinar

The Minnesota Genealogical Society will present a free webinar this Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 8 p.m.

The topic will be “Railroad Records and Railroad History: Methods for Tracking.”

If we didn’t have the railroads many of our ancestors might not have migrated across this country. Great grandpa would have been jobless. Aunt Susannah would not have visited the nieces and nephews. How else would your Grandfather from Ohio have met your Grandmother in Kansas? And we would not have the fun of searching for a payroll stub, railroad timetable, accident report, retirement record, personnel file, picture of Grandpa’s steam engine, or learning about the part the railroad played in the settlement of the old home town.

This session shows how to determine which railroad you need to research and locate finding aids to determine what records might exist today and where they are located.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to:

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