Ho to California! The Draw of the Gold Rush

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
Oct 17, 2018
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Speaker's Introduction
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Gold Rush Timeline
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News Accounts
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Method of Travel
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California Statistics
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Impact of Gold Rush
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About this webinar

Few events in America have had the impact of the California Gold Rush and the desire to have a better life; an event that lasted seven short years. The Gold Rush swelled the population of California by the hundreds of thousands. And, it was all for the little flecks of gold that shone so brightly. People rushed in from all over the world. Did it beckon your ancestors, too?

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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  1. Legacy Family Tree
    6 years ago

    A favorite speaker and the topic was important to me. Thanks 🙂

    Always LOVE Miss Peggy………….Thank You!!!

    As always Peggy gave a lot of good information, and is easy to listen to and learn from


    Excellent presenter!

    Excellent!! Thank you.

    Excellent. Hope I can find some CA bound ancestors to research.

    Excellent. I love the programs with this presenter

    Extremely informative and excellent syllabus too!

    Fabulous presentation with great resource information!

    Fantastic webinar with lots of great detail and information for future research.

    Fantastic webinar!! Thank you
    fascinating topic well presented. I didnt want this one to end!

    Good storyline.

    Good webinar, thank you. Gave me more ideas for researching my ancestors who were in California.


    Great new resources identified.

    Great storytelling and excellent resources to discover as usual.

    Great webinar

    Great webinar on the California Gold Rush and the documents we can look at.

    Had interesting info in Nebraska, too! Thank you for such a wonderful webinar!

    I always love hearing from Peggy. She is a great presenter.

    I especially enjoyed the presenter reading from the diary with pictures she chose to accompany it.

    I love listening to Peggy on just about any topic!

    I now have another favorite speaker…Peggy

    I was born and have lived in California all my life. I’m a retired teacher and have taught the gold rush. I really appreciated you pictures and information. It was very informative.

    I would rate her a 10 if I could. Her webinars are always interesting and well researched. She’s great!

    If I could rate Peggy higher, I would! I just absolutely love listening to her talk about anything! She not only teaches us, but entertains us as well! She is my all time favorite!!! Thanks so much for having her again…and
    Peggy…thank you for the ‘step back into time’!

    Interesting story of the Gold Rush, and more ideas for research~

    Interesting. Gave me ideas for further research of my ancestors who came from ME to CA in 1859.

    It was very interesting!

    Joined late but what I listened to will be sooooooooo hepful.AND as a webinar member I can go back anytime to re-do this one. Thanks

    Love her descriptive and exciting presentations.

    loved the story reading from Miss Peggy

    loved this one


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