Place Name and Boundary Changes; Territorial Records

This month’s SGS meeting presentation will be a pre-recorded webinar, Understanding Boundaries and Jurisdictions. The featured speaker is genealogist Hallie Borstel who will show how to research boundary changes and help us understand jurisdictions using maps, sources and other vital records for family research. Being aware of geographic name changes can greatly affect being able to locate the sources of where your ancestors lived.

The SGS monthly meeting for members will follow the presentation. View meeting agenda HERE.

On a similar topic to next week’s SGS meeting is another free webinar titled ‘It Goes with the Territory! Find your Ancestors in Pre-Statehood Records. This will take place on Tuesday, February 15 at 5 pm, and is sponsored by the Board for Certification of Genealogist and Legacy Family Tree.

The presenter will be Alice Hoyt Veen, a Board-certified genealogist, researcher and educator. She will discuss territorial settlement timelines and strategies for locating and using territorial records. Real case-study examples will be utilized. For those researching pioneer ancestors in pre-statehood territories, their records are an important source to understanding their lives.

Register for the webinar HERE.

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