Hats Off to Our Ancestors! Using Lineage Societies to Learn the Story of You

Mary Celeste

Often overlooked and undervalued as a resource by genealogists, lineage societies, by their very nature of exclusive focus on a particular person, place, period, or historical event, within their archives, may hold that one fact that you have been seeking.  The good news is that some societies are willing to share their wealth of information with the public – you just have to find out how and where to access this information!  The speaker will take you on a journey into the amazingly wide and diverse world of lineage societies using many of the hats worn by our ancestors.