by Paul Milner
Examine migration patterns from Ireland to the US and Canada, including the Scots-Irish looking at the push and pull factors and how these changed. Learn how settlement patterns can be used to find place of origin.
by Lisa Alzo
Anyone who has attempted to trace their ancestors back to Eastern Europe understands how border changes, language differences, and exotic-sounding surnames often complicate the research process. This session covers the most common myths/misconceptions and how to work around them.
by Michael D. Lacopo, DVM
It is estimated that over 400,000 Swiss immigrants have come to North America since its settlement. With over 80% of them being German-speaking, they often get lumped into "Germans to America," but the records found in Switzerland can be vastly different.
by Dean J. Hunter, AG, CG, FUGA
The lecture will cover the background that is needed to understand Scots-Irish research; it will place it in its historical context and also discuss the records in the United States that are used to locate the place of origin in Ireland.
6th–11th September 2011