Carrie Eldridge, Historical Geographer – Migration Trails and Trials

February 28th, 2018 by National Genealogical Society Blog Editor

Follow the Rivers 1790 – 1825: Trails that Opened the Northwest Territory

SESSION NUMBER: W124

TIME & DATE: Wednesday, 03 May 2018, 11 a.m.

Recommended for anyone searching for “misplaced relatives” who moved west at the end of the American Revolution. This lecture offers clues to travel routes and settlement areas for families who moved to the Northwest Territory before 1825.

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AND for all the early birds interested in German ancestors…
German Trails – Leaving European Homes and Locating Across America

SESSION NUMBER: T202

TIME & DATE: Thursday, 04 May 2018, 8 a.m.

If you are considering starting to look for your German ancestors, this lecture is a good beginning. German research is distance research that should be divided into time periods. A thorough understanding of the history, European or American locations, and the availability of records offers the best hope of success.

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Carrie’s atlases will be offered by Michiana History Publications at Booth #233.
She will also be available for additional questions and answers. Set up at time after the lectures or leave a message at Booth #233

ABOUT: Carrie Eldridge is a historical geographer from the central Ohio Valley. Teaching experience and the love of geography and genealogy led to abstracting county records. Understanding the need for locating lost families resulted in a series of six atlases which show the migration patterns of America.

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