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When I heard Minnesota described as a “meaty” state for genealogy research, I couldn’t
resist asking local expert Paula
Stuart-Warren for sneak peeks at what she’ll cover in our upcoming Minnesota
Genealogy Crash Course webinar.
Here’s what Paula sent:
Your ancestor wasn’t a U.S. citizen in 1918? There might be a two-page Minnesota record
with his her name, date and place of birth, residence, occupation, names of children
and relatives, arrival in the United States and more. And it’s indexed.
How many avenues are there to locate a birth, death or marriage record? We’ll count
the multiple ways.
Military service from Minnesota? You’ll learn about the state’s special questionnaires
and bonus applications for the 19th and 20th century.
Need a wedding story, business ad, obituary, or other newspaper item? Learn the best
place to obtain these.
- Census indexes? Are there more for Minnesota than other states? Hmmm…
What’s the largest ethnic group in Minnesota? (It might not be the one that immediately
springs to mind.)
- Are there really 10,000 lakes?
What do genealogy, baseball, Prairie Home Companion, the Minnesota State Fair, WCCO
Radio, and the Lennon sisters all have in common?
Well, now I’m getting really curious! The Minnesota
Genealogy Crash Course webinar with Paula Stuart-Warren is next Wednesday, April
25, at 8 p.m.
And when you register
for the Minnesota webinar at ShopFamilyTree.com, you’ll get a free download of
the Minnesota chapter of our Family Tree Sourcebook.