19th Century America: Cultural Changes and Their Effects on Records
America in the 19th century saw geographic, cultural, and historic changes that affected the records that were created. While this was true for all Americans, it was especially true for women, African-Americans, and immigrants. We'll look broadly at the 19th century to understand these changes.
Sylvia Tracy-Doolos has been interested in genealogy for nearly forty years and working as a professional genealogist for over ten as the owner of New Leaf Genealogy. She is President of the International Society of British Genealogy and Family History and the Colorado chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and Past President of the Wales, Ireland, Scotland, England Family History Society (WISE-FHS). She has a B.A. in History and minored in English focusing on linguistics, so she could study how language changes affected record keeping.