It Is Well With My Soul: Finding Ancestors Amid the Rubble of Disaster and Misfortune

Thomas MacEntee
Nov 9, 2011
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Welcome
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Polls
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Speaker's Introduction
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Introduction
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Perseverance
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Misfortunes & Disasters
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Tales
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Record Sets
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Mortality Schedules
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Necrologies
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Message Boards
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Databases
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Newspapers
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Weather
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Coroner Case Files
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Lists
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Social Media
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Other Records
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Giving Voice to the Silent
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Links
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Announcements/prizes
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Questions/answers
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About this webinar

Our ancestors persevered in spite of disaster and misfortune so that we could be here today to tell their stories. Join webinar favorite, Thomas MacEntee, to learn how to locate evidence of their experiences and how to add their first-hand accounts to that body of evidence. 

 
Horatio Spofford, author of the hymn It Is Well With My Soul, overcame immense tragedy, misfortune and disaster (the death of his only son, the Great Chicago Fire, a shipwreck which killed his four remaining daughters) to not only stay true to his values but to help others and still keep a positive outlook on life. How did our ancestors persevere and survive in the face of disaster – natural, manmade and financial – so that we could be here today to tell their stories? Learn how to not only locate your ancestors amidst the rubble, but give voice to their stories.

About the speaker

About the speaker

What happens when a “tech guy” with a love for history gets laid off during The Great Recession of 2008? You get Thomas MacEntee, a genealogy professional based in the United States who is also a blogger, educator, author, social media connector,
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