Ancestral Road Trips Part 2 – Go West Young Man

Ancestral Road Trips Part 2 - Go West Young Man

Genealogy Society of Vallejo-Benicia’s Thursday August 3rd 1:30 pm Zoom meeting topic is “- “Ancestral Road Trips – Part 2 Go West Young Man”. 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 II of this lecture begins with the Louisiana Purchase, and Lewis and Clark Expedition. With the acquisition of more land, people felt the need to explore and settle the country from the Atlantic to the Pacific Oceans. Viewers will see what routes and trails their ancestors traveled from the 1820s until the Civil War, beginning in the Midwest and pushing to the Pacific Coast, and southwest to Texas and New Mexico. We will focus on the Santa Fe Trail, Mormon Pioneer Trail, the Oregon Trail, California trails, the Trail of Tears, and many other minor trails. Also, we will discuss the part the transcontinental railroad played in the settling of America.

Madeline Yanov has over 30 years experience researching family histories. Her specialty is American genealogy. However, she will trace 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.

If you would like to attend as a non-member guest, send an email to no later than 4 pm Wednesday, August 2 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, Aug 3, 2023
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm


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