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Finding Records to Help Document Your Farming Ancestor

April 18 @ 1:00 pm

Up to the 1870s, farming was the number one occupations. You probably have a large number of farmers in your family. There are many records sets that document our farming ancestors such as land, tax, and probate records. Newspapers and many agricultural records can add context to their story.

Lisa S. Gorrell, a Certified Genealogist, has been seriously researching her family for more than twenty-five years on both sides of her family tree which includes German, Irish, and US southern. She also has researched her husband’s family tree that consists of English, German and Swedish ancestry. She volunteers at the Contra Costa County Historical Society’s archives at the History Center in Martinez.

She enjoys giving genealogy presentations and writing about her family on two blogs “Mam-ma’s Southern Family and “My Trails into the Past”.