Three free genealogy webinars scheduled for this week

Several free webinars will take place covering topics such as federal records, Midwest research and probate records.

Wisconsin State Genealogy Society will present “Midwest Historical Genealogy for Genealogists” on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. An understanding of how geography and technology drove a region’s history creates context for your ancestors’ migrations. Cincinnati was Porkopolis. Chicago out-dueled St. Louis. Minneapolis milled grain from the Dakota bonanza farms. The Upper Midwest farmlands, forests and mines fed the cities’ hunger for food and lumber and steel. Copper and iron ore drew immigrants to the lands around Lake Superior. Learn about how the development of the Midwest created opportunity and hardship for your ancestors.

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Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Research in Federal Records” on Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 8 p.m. Federal records offer genealogical gold with both direct references to our ancestors and rich contextual background information. But it can be daunting to explore record groups that are not readily available online. The wide array of tools includes paper finding aids, preliminary inventories, online indexes, web guides, and published articles, as well as the National Archives Catalog. The speaker will offer several case studies that highlight the integration of multiple research tools.

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The Georgia Genealogical Society will present “Where There Is or Isn’t a Will” on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at 8 p.m. Where there’s a will, there’s a probate. And often when there isn’t a will, there’s still a probate. Understanding the process and finding the records created when our ancestors died can help break through those brick walls.

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