September 16, 2017
All Day Workshop Speaker</strong>
J u l i e M i l l e r
They Came West
Examining the Western Migration of Our Ancestors
Julie Miller, CG, CGL, FNGS,
is a board certified genealogist and genealogical lecturer. She is a full
time researcher, lecturer, and writer. Julie speaks on a
wide variety of genealogy subjects both locally and
nationally. Her articles have appeared in
the NGSQ, NGS Magazine, and she was the genealogy
columnist for the Broomfield Enterprise from 2001 – 2011.
Julie is chair of the NGS conference committee,
was chair of the 2010 and 2012 NGS conferences,
is a fellow of the National Genealogical
Society, and has been a volunteer at NARA Denver for
Using Emigrant Guides for Genealogical
Emigrant guides provided essential information and
practical advice to our ancestors about travel routes,
weather, opportunities, and much more. Learn how
to use emigrant guides for insight into the how’s and
why’s of an ancestor’s preparation and journey across
an ocean or the country.
Westward Migration: New England to the
Western migration is one of the most
important events in American history. What
motivated our ancestors to leave hearth and home to
move westward into the open frontier that would
become the Midwest? This lecture focuses on when
and why New Englanders relocated to this new land in
order to start their new lives.
Becoming an American: Naturalization Records
The naturalization process in the United States has
evolved over two hundred years into what it is today.
This lecture will examine the naturalization process
through this evolution. It will discuss the records that
were generated from the naturalization process and
how to locate those records.
Eddie Wench: The Case of a Little Lost Boy
Eddie Wench was a forgotten child. His story was a
mystery for many years until research exposed an
error made over twenty years ago and uncovered the
hidden past of a well known landmark. The lecture is
about the importance of using original records and
historical context, and about following our instincts
when things don’t seem right.