Rich Resources for Poor Ancestors

Gail Blankenau
Oct 12, 2018
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Introduction
8m 21s
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Research Your Location
6m 25s
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Receipts
5m 48s
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Case Study
10m 27s
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Time to be Creative
7m 37s
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A Census Lesson
10m 32s
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Is it the Same Man?
7m 47s
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Summary
2m 18s

About this webinar

One of the most difficult problems in genealogy is researching our more obscure families—the ones who didn’t hold office, avoided the city clerk and were generally so poor we assume they didn’t leave a paper trail. Yet, we can find a surprising amount of information on our less fortunate forebears. “The poor have always been with us…” and various entities throughout our history have provided relief to them. If we focus on records in a particular locality at a given time period, we may find the nugget that solves our research problem. 

About the speaker

About the speaker

Gail Blankenau is an experienced genealogist, speaker and author. Her publications include articles in the New England Historical and Genealogical Register and The Genealogist. She is also a contributor to Family Chronicle and Internet Genealogy m
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