Jacob Eubanks, MLS has been Assistant Manager of History & Genealogy at the St. Louis County Library since 2014. He was previously the Genealogy Librarian at the Johnson County Library in Overland Park, Kansas. Jacob’s rag-tag group of Appalachian ancestors found their way into Eastern Kansas, Northwest Arkansas, and Southern Missouri by the early 1850s leaving behind a challenging genealogical road map, one that he uses to guide others in their early American research.
Before 1850: Strategies for Early American Research– Beginning genealogists with access to census and vital records may not encounter an actual research challenge until the 1840s. Successful research prior to the 1850 census (the first census to list the names and ages of everyone in a household) requires the genealogist to structure research around multiple events within the context of each individual generation. Through a series of case studies, learn how identifying key generational events and the records produced due to those events can aid a genealogist in identifying ancestors and resolving evidentiary conflicts.
Time: 1:45-2:45pm | October 13, 2018