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Genealogy of a Neighborhood: Urban and Rural

  • 19 Feb 2022
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Virtually via GoTo Meeting

Presented by Nary Risseeuw, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society
a virtual program from the comfort of your desk.

When your search for family (immediate and extended) hits a wall, or when you want to fill in blanks and move beyond the names and dates into stories, it’s time to search the ‘neighborhood.’

Examining those who lived near your ancestor can provide a clearer perspective on their life.  You will learn the methodology and usual and unusual source materials that will help you broaden their story. Through the use of city directories, plat maps, census records, population registers, cemetery records, ship passenger lists, and other record sources, you can cast a wider net and create a more complex study. The genealogy of a neighborhood allows you to place your family in the larger context of a community and provides a broader understanding of their place in it.

Mary Risseeuw is a genealogist, historian, writer and lecturer. She has researched 19th & 20th century Dutch immigration to Wisconsin for over 30 years and has published and lectured throughout the U.S. and the Netherlands. She serves on the Board of the Association for the Advancement of Dutch American Studies and hosted their 2011 conference in WI. She also organized and hosted the Dutch in Wisconsin Conference in 2008; the first Dutch studies conference to focus solely on Dutch immigration to Wisconsin. She has a B.S. from UW-Madison and M.A. & M.F.A. from Northern Illinois University.

$30 for MGS Members, $40 or Non-Members

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