Early Censuses, Migration, and County Changes: Upcoming Free Livestreams

by Amy Johnson Crow

Posted on September 5, 2013

What do early U.S. censuses, migration trails, and county boundary changes have in common? Besides being things helpful to your genealogical research, they are all topics of upcoming Archives.com livestreams! Here's the schedule:

September 11 - What Are You Missing in Pre-1850 Censuses?

U.S. censuses before 1850 are filled with hashmarks and are short on names. They are sometimes overlooked because they don't name the whole family. Learn how to get all that you can out of early census records.

September 18 - Moving Along the Migration Trails

Our ancestors didn't choose new locations at random. Understanding migration trails can help you move along your genealogical research. This livestream wil explore some common U.S. migration trails and what they mean for your research.

September 25 - Why You Can't Find Your Ancestor in That County: Boundary Changes

Counties have genealogies, too. Understanding how counties are created can help you locate the records you are looking for.

About the Archives.com Livestreams
The Archives.com livestreams are free and held online on the Ancestry livestream channel on Wednesdays at 1:00pm Eastern/10:00am Pacific. Join host Amy Johnson Crow as she shares tips and tricks to help you discover your ancestors.

If you'd like email and Facebook reminders of the livestreams, go to the Archives.com events page on Facebook and click "Join" on the events you'd like to attend. When you're watching the livestream, be sure to check in so you can participate in the chat room!

If you can't watch on Wednesdays, you can still watch the livestreams later on Archives.com's YouTube channel. (Be sure to subscribe to the YouTube channel so you can be notified every time a video is added!)

See you at the livestreams!

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