Hunting For Henry: A Case Study Using Collaterals

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
Nov 16, 2022
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Evidence Analysis
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Case Study
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Crossing the Ocean
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Conflicting Evidence
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Conclusion
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Announcements / prizes
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Questions / answers
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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. FW
    Fleur WAY-JONES
    2 weeks ago

    Good research

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  2. JT
    Jean Tempke
    2 weeks 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.

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  3. CG
    carol Gafford
    2 weeks ago

    Great subject and great webinar!

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  4. JM
    Julie Middendorf
    2 weeks ago

    Very good

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  5. KG
    katie gertz
    2 weeks 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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  6. GS
    Georgianna Seko
    2 weeks ago

    This was an excellent webinar! I am inspired to use these ideas in my German research.

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  7. RW
    Richard Willette
    2 weeks ago

    Thank you Teresa for demonstrating the value of expanding one’s research beyond the persons of interest. An excellent webinar; one of the best so far.

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  8. HJ
    Hjordy Johnston
    2 weeks ago

    Excellent “how-to” course that made it feel that each of us can conduct excellent research by documenting it well and how to reconcile conflicting information.

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