Dark as a Dungeon: Researching Mining Records

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
Dec 6, 2019
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Introduction
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Mule Drivers
7m 34s
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Types of Coal
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Library of Congress
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Coal Scrip
6m 36s
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Battle of Blair Mountain
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Mining Records
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Key Players
7m 07s

About this webinar

This is the real ‘Minecraft’. As the song goes, it truly was “dark as a dungeon” in just about any mine. Fortunately, there are records that have may been kept on your mining ancestors. Mining is hard work. Starting from the children that worked in mines up to the adults of today, mining records may provide a clue to your ancestors’ lives.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG, was involved in genealogy before she was even born. The daughter of avid genealogists, she was spending time in courthouses and cemeteries while other children were playing on swings and going to the beach. The love of
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