Clark County Genealogical Society
Saturday, Nov. 23
The theme is Westward Migration and will feature three speakers.
•Judith Beaman Scott will start the day with a session on Colonial Migration Routes, Where When and Why. Knowing migration routes and some of the reasons they were traveled may help fill gaps in your ancestor’s story. This session will be of particular interest to those with ancestors in Virginia, the Carolinas, Tennessee and Kentucky. Judith is one of the editors of the Genealogical Forum of Oregon Quarterly Bulletin and is the co-leader of the Virginia Interest Group.
•Lethene Parks is a popular class instructor at CCGS and several Eastern Washington genealogy societies. Lethene will teach us How to Create a Migration Map for Your Family. Compile a narrative to go with it and you have a valuable tool to use in looking for records and further information about your family.
•Connie Lenzen will present both afternoon sessions.
The first session, Gone to See the Elephant: The Oregon Trail. Sights along the Oregon Trail were so fantastic that the travelers often said they were off to see the elephant – another fantastic sight.
The second session, Find Your Overland Trail Ancestor in Oregon and Washington Repositories, will go into greater depth on how to find records for your Trail ancestor. Connie is a Certified Genealogist and is a member of CCGS and the Genealogical Forum of Oregon.
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