Reconstructing an Entrepreneurial Woman’s Life: From Family Intrigue to Water Rents

Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA
Sep 6, 2019
Want to watch the full webinar?
Join now to access all 2,213 webinars and unlock all features.


Play. Playing.
Speaker's Introduction
1m 03s
Play. Playing.
13m 11s
Play. Playing.
Sanborn Maps
5m 50s
Play. Playing.
Probate Records
8m 23s
Play. Playing.
Tax Records
12m 25s
Play. Playing.
Identity Problem
24m 59s
Play. Playing.
Questions / answers
4m 18s

About this webinar

Appling the principles of reasonably exhaustive research, the project demonstrates both the process to document the life of a nineteenth century German immigrant from her ancestral village to Allegheny City, Pennsylvania and illustrates how this woman, who was a single parent most of her life, employed her strong entrepreneurial spirt to provide for her family. Both traditional and more obscure urban sources are employed.


Presented live at the Family History Library in Salt Lake City as part of the Joy Reisinger Memorial Lecture Series, and sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogists.

About the speaker

About the speaker

Rick Sayre, CG, CGL, FUGA, a retired colonel who served 31 years in the U.S. Army, is a long-time researcher and instructor in genealogical topics. Rick is a past president and current board member of BCG. He coordinates the Advanced Land course
Learn more...


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

1000 characters remaining

Sort by Newest
Sort by Close.
  • Newest
  • Oldest
  • Likes

Related Webinars