Monday, May 27, 2024
Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2024
Time: 7:00p.m.
Location: Zoom
Fees: $10 per person, FREE for DCHS members

Please Note: This event is virtual only

Join the Dakota County Historical Society and professional genealogist Tina Beaird for "Mapping Your Migrating Ancestors."

Pre-registration for this event is required and virtual attendees will receive a Zoom link as the presentation date approaches. 

This presentation will cover the usefulness of different types of maps, including aerial and birdseye maps, as well as cadastral, enumeration, and fire insurance maps. Beaird will give suggestions on how to trace your ancestors using land records available through multiple government agencies, such as local and county tax assessors, county clerks, circuit court offices, and land use departments. She will also provide suggestions on how to track resources using non-governmental sources like libraries, archives, and historical societies.

Tina Beaird is owners of Tamarack Genealogy and is the Genealogy/Local History Librarian at the Plainfield Public Library in Illinois. She lectures extensively on military research, Scottish records, and archival preservation. She is First Vice President of the Illinois State Genealogical Society and board director for the Oswegoland Heritage Association. Tina volunteers her time with several historical and genealogical societies scanning and indexing historic records. Occasionally, Tina finds time to research her own family tree, which she has been pursuing for more than 25 years. She is also a rabid baseball fan and has visited 25 out of 30 Major League Ballparks with her family.

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