GRIP 2022 WNYGS Sponsored Webinar


“Reconstructing the Lives of Our Farming Ancestors” with Annette Burke Lyttle

Once again, WNYGS is proud to be an evening webinar sponsor for the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh's July session. The program will take place on Tuesday, July 12 at 7 p.m. EST, and it is free to Society members, GRIP participants, and the general public.

Lecture Type: Zoom Presentation

Registration: Advanced online registration is required. Click here to sign up for the program. [After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.]

Program Description:
It’s a rare family tree that doesn’t contain at least some farm families, since until the latter part of the 19th century farmers made up a majority of workers in America. It may be hard for us to envision what daily life was like for our farming ancestors as we try to recover their stories, and we may be tempted to say our ancestors were “just farmers.” But farm families were remarkable people. Learn how genealogical records and social history resources can help us reconstruct the life stories of our farming ancestors.

Speaker Bio:
Annette Burke Lyttle
Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. She is coordinator of the Fall Virtual Intermediate Foundations course for the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy. Her articles have been published in NGS Magazine, FGS Forum, and the APG Quarterly, among others. Annette is president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and editor of The Florida Genealogist.

Last updated: June 10, 2022