Migration Trails Across America

Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG
May 24, 2017
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Welcome
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Speaker's Introduction
1m 08s
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Introduction
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Who Migrated?
6m 11s
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How did they migrate?
5m 08s
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Early Settlement Patterns
18m 21s
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Case Study
16m 35s
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Tracing Migration
3m 06s

About this webinar

Americans have always been a nation on the move.  There were many reasons that brought them here, and once they were here they didn’t stop.  Something “out west” always seemed to beckon them. In this class, we will study the major trails used for migration, and the ethnic groups that predominately used those trails.  Also included are major waterways, such as rivers and canals, that enabled people to move swiftly to their next destination. The class will finish with a case study showing the reverse migration of one of Peggy’s families, and the use of census and court records used to track the family back to its first landings in America.

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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