It Goes with the Territory! Find Your Ancestors in Pre-statehood Records

Alice Hoyt Veen, CG
Feb 16, 2022
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About BCG
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Speaker's Introduction
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Northwest Ordinance
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Pre-federal frontier
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Federal land distribution
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Governing the frontier
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Your ancestor
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Territorial records
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About this webinar

From the Old Northwest to the Hawaiian Islands, the United States has acquired and settled new lands. If your ancestor pioneered pre-statehood territories, they may have left records valuable to documenting and understanding their lives. Discussion includes a timeline of territorial settlement and governance, and strategies for locating and using territorial records.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Alice Hoyt Veen, CG, is a board-certified genealogist and full-time professional researcher and educator. She is a sixth-generation Iowan whose genealogical specialties include Midwestern and territorial research, land records and military history
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  1. LH
    Laura Hendrickson
    1 year ago

    Excellent history lesson and helpful resources. Learned a great deal. Thank you.

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    Louann Holmes
    2 years ago

    Very good presentation. Learned a lot and will view it again.

  3. Merridee Pavlenko
    2 years ago

    This was on the 15, Feb, however I had a medical emergency and unable to watch the webinar, I am so glad I was able to make the time to view it while it was still available. I learned a great deal, thank you so much for sharing this with us.

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    Jan & Greg Niehoff
    2 years ago

    Excellent presentation! Well paced. Much information, but well organized! Helpful slides and wonderful handout. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, expertise, and efforts in preparing this concise, wonderful presentation!

  5. MG
    Mary Gigliotti
    2 years ago

    It was a very good overview of our territorial history. The links to sources will be very helpful when I start to dig further.

  6. KC
    Kim Curling
    2 years ago

    Very well presented, professional, prepared, informative, and easy to understand presentation.

  7. FM
    Florence Moran
    2 years ago

    Nice to know the dates of statehood! Good suggestions for how to start research in territory documents!

  8. GL
    Graham Lowe
    2 years ago

    Thank you Alice for your excellent webinar presentation and accompanying syllabus which provide many ideas, avenues, and resources for researching our ancestors.


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