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Direct Your Letters to San Jose: Following Ancestors’ Migration Trails - free replay of today's webinar now online for limited time


The recording of today's webinar, "Direct Your Letters to San Jose: Following Ancestors’ Migration Trails" by David W. Jackson is now available to view at for free for a limited time.

Webinar Description

U.S. Migration patterns trended from the east to west coasts as Manifest Destiny played out in our American ancestors’ lives. Did they write letters? Yes, they did. Did they keep a diary? Likely. But, have those documents survived, and if so where might they be located? Follow through historical documents the 100+year Westward Migration of one family who created, saved, and handed down pertinent historical documents pinpointing their migration from Kentucky to Illinois in the early 1830s, chronicled an overland journey to the California Gold Rush 20 years later in 1850, then later emigrated from Illinois to Kansas in the early days of the Civil War. Discover what brought one descendant to Kansas City, Missouri, after World War II. Where’s their next stop? This case study is studded with potential research avenues for any genealogist, anthropologist, archivist, cartographer, or automobile enthusiast.

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If you could not make it to the live event or just want to watch it again, the 1 hour 11 minute recording of "Direct Your Letters to San Jose: Following Ancestors’ Migration Trails" is now available to view in our webinar library for free for a limited time.

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