Ancestral Road Trips – Finding Ancestors East of the Mississippi

Ancestral Road Trips -  Finding Ancestors East of the Mississippi

Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia’s Thursday July 6th 1:30 pm Zoom meeting topic is “Ancestral Road Trips – Part 1 Finding Ancestors East of the Mississippi”. The speaker will be Madeline Yanov.

As American colonies grew, people migrated to the frontier in search of more space, land, and job opportunities. Part 1 of this 2 part presentation covers U.S. migration along the eastern seaboard, southward and westward to the Midwest. Part 2 – “Go West Young Man” is on August 3rd.

Viewers will discover the reasons people moved, the records (including land records) that reveal when they arrived, and the common routes they traveled between the colonies/states to new lands in the Northwest Territory or the Louisiana Purchase. Also, you will find out the role that canals, waterways, and early railroads played in migration.

Madeline Yanov has over 30 years experience researching family histories. Her specialty is American genealogy. However, she will trace a client’s ancestors back to Europe and elsewhere. Madeline, the former co-founder of My Genealogy Services, now operates Time Travel Genealogy, a full-service genealogy company emphasizing reasonable, affordable family history research along with document retrieval. She is also available to give genealogy related talks to groups.

This Zoom presentation will be made remotely. The time is 1:30 PM Pacific Time on Thursday, July 6. All active GSVB members will receive a Zoom link.

If you would like to attend as a non-member guest, send an email to no later than 4 pm Wednesday, July 5 to request a Zoom invitation. More information on the event can be found on the Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia’s website at and Facebook page at


Date(s) - Thu, Jul 6, 2023
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm


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