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The WPA Era: Free Records Boon from the Government

The WPA Era: Free Records Boon from the Government Online

This online library program is hosted by: HPL's Family History Research Center at the Clayton Library Campus.

This online library program will be hosted on: Microsoft TEAMS.

During tough economic times in the 1930s and 1940s, government programs put many people to work. The Works Progress/Work Projects Administration and the Historical Records Survey created a goldmine of material useful for today's genealogists across the U.S. WPA record transcriptions, courthouse and manuscript inventories, vital records indexes, city/county histories, and histories of businesses and families may exist for your ancestral locale. We will discuss many of those WPA creations, some of which you already use regularly, and where others may be found today. We will also discuss the online explosion of WPA materials. Presented by Paula Stuart-Warren

Paula Stuart-Warren, CG®, FMGS, FUGA

Paula is an internationally recognized genealogical educator, researcher, and consultant focusing on unusual resources, manuscripts, methodology, and analyzing records. She specializes in Native American research, the WPA, railroad records, and has spent extensive time at libraries, courthouses, libraries, state archives, historical societies, and U.S. National Archives locations. She is a coordinator and instructor for the GRIP Genealogy Institute and has presented courses and sessions for Ancestry Academy, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), Texas Institute of Genealogical Research (TIGR), and continues to present virtual seminars and webinars across the U.S. and Canada. She was a member of the Board of Directors of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, of the Minnesota Genealogical Society, an officer of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and has been a Board-Certified Genealogist since 1988.

She descends from eight ancestral countries. Her website and blog are at http://genealogybypaula.com and is enthusiastic about sharing knowledge and continuing education.

I’m excited to be welcomed back to the Clayton Library Center for Genealogical Research.

Related LibGuide: Family History Research Center by David Wilkins

Friday, April 19, 2024
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Time Zone:
Central Time - US & Canada (change)
Family History Research Center at the Clayton Library Campus
This is an online event. Event URL will be sent via registration email.
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