Federal Records Relating to Rivers and Canals

Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL
Sep 22, 2021
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About BCG
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Speaker's Introduction
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National Archives
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Surprises Abound
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Library of Congress
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Why Bother?
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Many federal records pertain to the development and use of waterways in the United States. This lecture shows examples and explains the relevance of some of the applicable records found at the National Archives in Washington, DC, in its online holdings, and at its regional facilities like Chicago, Atlanta, Kansas City, and others. Photos and documents will be examined from diverse NARA record groups; for example, Records of the Office of the Chief of Engineers (RG 77), Records of the Inland Waterways Corporation (RG 91), and Records of the Bureau of Land Management (RG 49). Other examples come from holdings of the Library of Congress Serial Set and map collections. The process for finding these and similar records will also be explained.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Pamela Boyer Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, is a professional researcher, educator, author, and lecturer. She has developed, coordinated, and taught courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research since 2007. She co-coordinates and teaches
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  1. MH
    Marcy Hardin
    1 year ago

    So much information so fast. Will listen again

  2. KP
    Kenneth Priggemeier
    1 year ago

    Well Presented with lots of eye opening new sources for research.

  3. JW
    Jan Wenk
    1 year ago

    Loved the segment on the Corps of Engineers info. regarding the publication on River Engineers on the Middle Mississippi: A History of the St.L. District. Will be searching this NEXT!!!

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      Pamela Sayre
      1 year ago

      Jan, that IS a great resource for the Corps of Engineers in your neck of the woods. Hope all is well with you! I miss my St. Louis friends.

  4. RA
    Rita Anne Abramoski
    1 year ago

    A very interesting webinar and well presented. She presented several sources and showed slide of how to narrow down your searches.

  5. PG
    Patrick Garety
    1 year ago

    Fascinating topic.

  6. LD
    Linda Debe
    1 year ago

    Pam knows her records. She has me searching records after every talk she gives. A sign of a great speaker, inspiring and motivating attendees to take action to apply what they just learned.

  7. RW
    Richard Willette
    1 year ago

    I wish that I knew half of what Pam does about the National Archives. Thanks Pam and you too Geoff for presenting this.

  8. FU
    Fran Ussery
    1 year ago

    Great Webinar! Learned much…..


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