If your ancestor showed up in Missouri prior to the Civil War, you may be wondering where he (or she) came from. Missouri was, after all, the Gateway to the West, and explorers and pioneers came through it. I'll show you the clues to their origins, why they came to Missouri, and how they got there.
Beth discovered her love of genealogy through her father, who built a 115-name family tree with every family member's name he knew. While Beth continues to research her family, she shares her knowledge through lectures, articles, her blog, and one-on-one assistance. She particularly enjoys speaking at regional conferences. Her focus is Early American Genealogy.