Wisconsin State Genealogical Society
WSGS 2017 Fall Seminar
Paula Stuart-Warren
   Successful Genealogical Research:
Update Your Toolbox
   October 28th
   Best Western Plus, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
   With a special Preconference Workshop
on October 27th
Paula Stuart-Warren

August 2017 Webinar

How Advertising Brought Our Ancestors to the Midwest
  • Presenter: Annette Burke LyttleAnnette Burke Lyttle
  • Date:  Tuesday, August 15, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: Motivation is one of the hardest factors to identify when we're trying to reconstruct our ancestors' stories. Business owners, land speculators, and communities wishing to grow all turned to various forms of advertising to entice people to migrate to the Midwestern territories and states. Examining some of the messages aimed at getting people to settle in sparsely-populated places can give us a window into what may have motivated our ancestors to move west.
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7811156382466636803
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. Please remember that this is a first-come, first-served webinar, and that there are a limited number of spots to view the webinar live.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.

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