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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

SLIG 2015's Early-Bird Registration Ends in Two Days!


Early-Bird registration ends on October 31, 2014!

SLIG's Track 10, entitled "Finding Immigrant Origins" still has seats remaining. Join David Ouimette and his cast of talented instructors for an exciting and informational week!



Instructors:
· David Ouimette, CG
· Trish Tolley, AG
· John Colletta, PhD
· Suzanne Adams, AG
· Jeff Svare, AG
· Lynn Turner, AG

David's course covers the key historical sources and research methodologies for family historians tracing immigrant origins. The course begins by envisioning the immigrant within the context of his family, community, and culture. Additionally, historical documents created by the pushes and pulls that motivated his journey abroad are examined. Methodologies for analyzing and correlating information found in U.S. record sources and immigration records to discover the immigrant’s old-world origins are reviewed. The course illustrates principles and practices for tracing immigrants back to many specific countries. The instructors will demonstrate techniques for effective online research of immigrant ancestors. Finally, the course explores chain migration, ethnic migration paths, surname localization, DNA evidence, cluster genealogy, and other tools to help find your immigrant’s ancestral village.

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