Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Webinar to Give Crash Course in Kansas Genealogy


Find your Midwest ancestors in this Family Tree University presentation

Are your roots secured in the Sunflower State? Discover how to dig into your Kansas ancestry in Family Tree University's upcoming webinar: Kansas Genealogy Crash Course on Thursday, Dec. 6.

Presenter Kathleen Reid Rippel will cover key tips for finding your Midwestern family, such as these interesting facts:
  • Because the Kansas Historical Society was created by newspaper editors in 1875, the state has excellent resources for newspaper genealogy research
  • Major trails such as the Oregon Trail and Santa Fe Trail passed through Kansas
  • The Pikes Peak Gold Rush occurred in Kansas territory
  • Kansas is one of the few states that regularly took a state census, which can provide valuable information
Plus: This webinar comes with two free downloads—a copy of our Kansas State Research Guide and our Kansas City Genealogy Guide. So let that prairie wind whisk you away in this crash course on Kansas genealogy.

Can't make the live presentation? No worries! Every registrant receives a copy of the recording to watch as many times as you wish, along with a PDF of the slides and handouts for reference.

See ShopFamilyTree.com for more details about this and other Family Tree University webinars.

About Family Tree University

Family Tree University is part of the Genealogy Community at F+W Media, Inc., which also encompasses Family Tree Magazine—America’s most popular family history magazine—the Family Tree Books imprint and the ShopFamilyTree.com online store. These publications and products are devoted to providing engaging, easy-to-understand instruction that makes genealogy a hobby anyone can do. In addition to the virtual conference, Family Tree University offers more than 30 online genealogy courses and monthly live webinars.