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America’s Westward Expansion: Twenty-five Events in Fifty Minutes – December 19, 2024

Webinar Abstract: In this examination of America’s westward expansion between 1787-1890, we will explore U.S. Congressional acts and other events focused on territorial boundaries, slavery, and wars against Mexico and Native Americans.

Presenter: Katherine R. Willson of Dexter, Michigan is an engaging and dynamic genealogy lecturer at regional and national events; a full-time researcher for private clients; and a genealogy educator for 25+ years. She is the founder & past President of the Virtual Genealogical Association, past President of the Michigan Genealogical Council, and past board member for the Association of Professional Genealogists. Katherine has coordinated and taught courses for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, with sessions focused on America’s westward expansion, and on teaching genealogy courses in your community. Her website at SocialMediaGenealogy.com contains multiple resources, including a catalog of almost 17,000+ genealogy/history links on Facebook, a catalog of 190+ genealogy YouTube channels, and a catalog of 76 genealogy podcasts.


Registration: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w95bMo-bSKCJcKopvyoOng

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