Hunting For Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
Nov 16, 2022
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Evidence Analysis
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Case Study
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About this webinar

Henry Steren was a German immigrant who lived in Quincy, Illinois. The United States records that were created about him indicate only that he was from the Province of Hanover in Germany. This lecture will detail how his town of origin and parents were identified, in spite of the lack of records naming him. Carefully researching each of his associates and correlating all available evidence reveals the origins of Henry. Use of the Genealogical Proof Standard is demonstrated. Complicating factors in this case are 1) very few records available for the person in question, 2) multiple people with the same given and last names, Steren is often confused with the common surname Stern.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, Certified Genealogist®, author of the Guide to Hanover Military Records, 1514-1866 on Microfilm at the Family History Library, is the owner of Lind Street Research, a company dedicated to helping people discover
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  1. JA
    Julie A. Burroughs
    9 months ago

    Excellent webinar!

  2. AD
    Arlene Dukanauskas
    11 months ago

    This program is a fantastic illustration of completely thorough research. Most of us have this very same problem–can’t find the parents or can’t find evidence to prove it. The Webinar should help many people.

  3. AH
    Alma Holt
    12 months ago

    Amazing lecture – I could follow it easily and see her thinking and steps she took. This is one I will probably watch again and use in my brick walls especially. There are so many ways I could use the information presented that I kept thinking of families I will go back and clarify who’s who. Thank you!

  4. FW
    Fleur WAY-JONES
    1 year ago

    Good research

  5. JT
    Jean Tempke
    1 year ago

    Impressive research presented in an easy to follow way! Very helpful methodology and great reminder to look at all the collateral people around your ancestor.

  6. CG
    carol Gafford
    1 year ago

    Great subject and great webinar!

  7. JM
    Julie Middendorf
    1 year ago

    Very good

  8. KG
    katie gertz
    1 year ago

    excellent case study. very well done. great explanation that was organized well so it was easy to follow. many times when people are talking about their own ancestors, it is difficult to follow and keep names straight. This was easy to keep track of who she was talking about.


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