As with all genealogy, we must go backward step by step. So we start with the 1850 census to gather birth years and birth locations. Then we locate these family members in wills, land records, Revolutionary War pension applications (generally filed in the 1830s), and then specific colonial records. This class will help researches find and document their Ancestors who were living before the first formal Census records were created.
Carol Cooke Darrow has been a professional genealogist for more than 20 years. She currently teaches Beginning Genealogy classes on ZOOM, 10 am – noon on the 2nd Saturday of the month and facilitates a family history writing group called WriteNOW.