Mini Case Studies Demonstrate Finding a Town of Origin

Teresa Steinkamp McMillin, CG
Sep 29, 2023
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Welcome
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Introduction
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Home Sources
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Sweet Spot Sources
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Family and Associates
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Extended Family and Associates
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Announcements / prize
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Questions / answers
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About this webinar

Finding your immigrant ancestor’s town of origin is an essential piece of information. With it, the family line can be extended across the ocean. Trips to visit the homeland may be planned. Have you spent years searching for this elusive piece of information? This lecture uses mini case studies to demonstrate strategies for finding a village of origin.

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 discove
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  1. AW
    Allison Willis
    10 months ago

    Always a pleasure to attend!! You learn so much and the handouts are awesome to have too!!!!

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    Vicky Walker
    10 months ago

    I thought the Catholic church records were suppose to have the location that the people were born on the marriage records, to make sure they were in good standing with the church. I have reached out to them and they gave me the marriage date and the birth of 2 children in New York. Where do I go from here?

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    Donna Martin
    10 months ago

    Such thorough and beautiful work!

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  4. KH
    Kim Hughes
    10 months ago

    I’m glad I watched this so I can come back to review it when I start doing research of my German and Czechoslovakia relatives.

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    Cynthia Ward
    10 months ago

    Excellent, I have a couple from Hesse whose marriage I am looking for. two of their children were born in Washington County Iowa in 1840 and 1842. The father Johann Diehl died in 1843. The mother Elizabeth Spsnier Diehl died in1894 in the same place. I will have to listen to this class again for more ideas of how to locate the possible marriage in Germany.

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    Rosalyn Dowling
    10 months ago

    Great presentation & handout! Love the “Case Studies,” they’re so helpful as well as interesting! Thank you, Teresa!

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    Dee Mathews
    10 months ago

    Teresa did a wonderful job of showing people how to broaden their search and use FAN Club associates to find family members when you are stuck on a particular family and have no records to use for hints. She is a fantastic presenter. Enjoyed this webinar immensely.

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    Dianne Norton
    10 months ago

    She was inspiring. I liked her approach to this webinar. When people talk about either their family or other family in extreme detail, my eyes glaze over. Mostly because I am unable to see how their study could possibly affect me or my family. But these quick (to me) studies were great. It gave me a chance to see many different thoughts or directions that I could try for my family. Thank you.

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