“Go West, Young Man: Westward Migration in the Mid-1800’s” – February 10, 2021 – Free Genealogy Program

The concept of moving west was not a new one by the mid-1800’s. Americans had been setting their sights on land to the west of civilization since before the United States was even a country. This hunger for land could not even be stopped by a civil war. Let’s explore a bit of the history and available records sets for studying your ancestors’ movement to the west.

Allison DePrey Singleton, MA, MLS, is a senior librarian at The Genealogy Center. Among her activities at the Genealogy Center, she is a Northeast Regional Co-Coordinator for the National History Day in Indiana, was a co-chair of the 2018 Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference, and recently spoke at the 2020 RootsTech Conference.

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