Dakota County Historical Society
To preserve, interpret and promote the history of Dakota County.

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Fees: FREE, donations encouraged

If you have an ancestor from a Great Lakes state or province, it's likely you have found a French Canadian connection. Your German, Native American, or British Isles ancestor of their sibling may have married into a French Canadian family. Whichever is the case, the records are amazing; the names of parents are generally found. Learn about the general history of the people, the fantastic records created, the books and online resources, the repositories, and meet some new cousins.

The presentation will begin at 7:00 p.m. and last 1-hour and 15-minutes, with a 15-minute Q&A session after.

Paula is an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher, and consultant based in the Saint Paul area and who focuses on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, and analyzing records. She also specializes in Native American research, the WPA, and railroad records. She spends extensive research time at libraries, courthouses, libraries, state archives, historical societies, and at various locations of the National Archives. She is a long-time course coordinator and instructor for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. She has presented courses for Research Write Connect Academy, Ancestry Academy, Family Tree University, and continues to present webinars and seminars all across the U.S. and in Canada.

This presentation is offered free of charge, but we encourage you to make a donation to the Dakota County Historical Society to continue providing these programs in the future.

Registration for this virtual event is required. After registering you will receive a confirmation email. A separate email closer to the date will be sent containing the link and passcode for joining the event.

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