Wednesday, August 07, 2013

August 2013 Webinar – Getting to Here from There: Following your Ancestor’s Migration Trail

The following is from the Illinois State Genealogical Society

Illinois State Genealogical Society

August 2013 Webinar – Getting to Here from There: Following your Ancestor’s Migration Trail

Migration was a popular topic request in 2012 so we are excited to bring you J. H. "Jay" Fonkert's presentation Getting to Here from There: Following your Ancestor’s Migration Trail.  Join us on August 13 to learn about how to research your migrating ancestors.

DateTuesday, August 13, 2013, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Every migration story is different, but learning about common migration routes helps us understand the migration possibilities for our individual ancestors. Learn about major 19th Century American migration routes, as well as how to look for clues for the routes taken by your particular ancestor.

Presenter: J. H. "Jay" Fonkert, CG

J. H. (“Jay”) Fonkert, CG, is a Minnesota-based genealogy professional whose articles have appeared in Minnesota Genealogist, The Septs, Family Chronicle, APG Quarterly,National Genealogical Society Quarterly, and NGS Magazine. He is a director of the Association of Professional Genealogists, managing editor of Minnesota Genealogist, and past president of the Minnesota Genealogical Society.


Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on August 13, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! at for more information.

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