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Finding Clues to Your Immigrant Ancestor’s Origins in U.S. Records
September 11, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
In this webinar, we will discuss strategies to improve your success in doing genealogical research overseas. If you find yourself running into dead ends, the key to success is often to research the entire family and the in-laws thoroughly in U.S. records first. Key pieces of information, such as village of origin in the old country and immigrant ancestors’ parents’ names, are often available in U.S. records. Armed with this crucial information, you will be much more successful in overseas genealogical research.
Sara Allen began researching her family history when she was eleven years old, using the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She received her bachelor’s degree in History and Social Sciences from Wheaton College (IL) and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Dominican University. In 2006, Sara became Genealogy Librarian and later Assistant Manager of Local & Family History Services at the St. Joseph County Public Library in South Bend, Indiana. In 2013, she became Genealogy Librarian for The Genealogy Center.
As the co-administrator of the Mitchell y-DNA project at Family Tree DNA, Sara is also currently involved with Unclaimed Persons, an organization that works with coroners to locate the relatives of deceased persons whose families are unknown. Her areas of interest include DNA testing for genealogical purposes and Eastern European research.
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