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Dig Deeper with Voter Registration Records

  • 6 Jul 2022
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Online GoTo Webinar

BONUS WEBINAR — 1st time ever for a webinar in July!!!  Celebrating 9 years of the MGS Wednesday Webinar Series!!!

Presented by Rebecca Whitman Koford, CG, CGL, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society. A virtual program from the comfort of your desk.

Audience Level – All

     Voter registration records are valuable resources for researchers; they may show birth information, residences, and more. You may also use them to discover differences between men-of-the-same-name and find the dates of immigration and courts where your ancestors filed their naturalization papers. Ancestors voted between census years, and registrations may indicate where a person moved from or to.

     The right to vote was hotly debated since Revolutionary times. Women, African-Americans, Native Americans, people of Asian descent, and some religious groups were disenfranchised at one time or another from being allowed to vote. The laws varied from state to state. Types of Voter Records will be discussed.

About the Presenter:
     Rebecca Whitman Koford holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and as a Certified Genealogical LecturerSM. She has spoken for the National Genealogical Society (NGS) Conference, Association of Professional Genealogists (APG) Conference, Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) Conference, RootsTech, and Legacy Family Tree Webinars. She has published articles in the NGS Magazine, APG Magazine, and the Maryland Genealogical Society Journal. She co-wrote the recently released NGS Series in the States edition on Maryland.

     Rebecca teaches Course 1 annually for The Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research (IGHR). She is an alumnus and former administrator of the ProGen Study Group. She currently serves as the Executive Director of the Board for Certification of Genealogists® and as the Director of the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed). Rebecca owns and operates RWK Genealogical Research, LLC.



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