My Ancestors Survived the Johnstown Flood! How to Research Your Ancestors’ Amazing Stories

Sunny Morton
Nov 27, 2021
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The Johnstown Flood
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About this webinar

A heroic rescue, a love story and a 30-foot wall of water. That’s just part of my ancestors’ experience in the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889. Come learn how to reconstruct fascinating experiences from your own family history by combining clues from your family’s knowledge, documents from genealogy websites, good historical research and Googling to fill in the gaps. All while learning the riveting story of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history.

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About the speaker

Sunny Morton is a popular lecturer for the global genealogy community. She’s a Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine and the author of hundreds of articles and blog posts, as well as the brand new book
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  1. AW
    3 years ago

    This was a great and interesting presentation! Sunny always does a great job!

  2. PW
    Priscilla Ware
    3 years ago

    I really enjoyed learning the steps Sunny went through to research and put together the story of this flood. It gave me lots of ideas I can use.

  3. MB
    Maureen Bausemer
    3 years ago

    I love listening to Sunny tell her story. She makes it so interesting.


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