Imagine leaving everything you and your family has known for generations for an unexplored, unfamiliar, possibly hostile “New World.” Who were these people of unbounded courage, faith, and resiliency who ultimately laid the foundation for the America as we know it? What stories they must tell! What do the records reveal of their immigration, voyage and settlements in America? We’ll look at what history has left us in passenger records and alternative sources – both primary and secondary – to peel back this riveting portion of our personal and national history.
This class was presented to a live webinar (online seminar) audience on October 14, 2015. 1 hour 29 minutes, plus 4 pages of handouts.
- A good introduction to researching early English immigrants. A good survey of available publications and resources. Well organized and presented.
- best ever...thank you so much...can't wait to review the recording coming soon.
- Beth is a good presenter and she had fabulous resources. It had to be good to keep me up after 10pm :)
- Beth was great, she had a lot of history information I never knew of before, and her suggestions of excel and spreadsheets, and lists of books, she's was very informative.
- Beth's webinar's are packed with information and done is such a professional way. I just wish she could spend four hours going through each Power Point page instead of the one hour. What a wonderful mentor!!
- fabulous webinar - the best I have ever heard on this subject
- Fantastic webinar! I now have many new sources to check and possibly a new cousin.
- Great information that I can use to work on my early ancestries that from England and Ireland.
- Great presenter and information. Gives me encouragement to try an overwhelming project!
- Great topic and enjoyable speaker. Thanks!
- Great webinar with lots and lots of wonderful resources. Thanks so much!
- Great webinar! Inspired me to try again to find immigration records for my early Pa & NY ancestors
- Great webniar, learned more places to search! Thanks :)
- It'll take weeks to try all thr possible resources she gave!
- Love all of the book titles / authors. Thanks!
- My early ancestors came to Jamestown in the 1600's. I learned a lot in this webinar that will hopefully help me find more about them. Great webinar Beth and Marian!
- On a topic of which I know very little so I appreciated the fantastic information and sources. Actually, it's rather inspired me to delve into that time period for my ancestors. Perhaps now I won't be so intimidated by the records. Thanks for a great webinar!
- Really excellent speaker! I have done a fair amount of colonial research but still learned some things!
- Some very good suggestions that I had not thought of before
- Thank you so much!. I was ready to just quit looking, but now I have a whole lot of sources to check out for my ancestor who came to Massachesetts about 1640.
- The first webinar Beth Foulk presented was by far the best of the webinars I had heard over the years of webinar participation. This webinar was equally good, and it is my hope that Beth will be a frequent and returning presenter. Her seminar content is very thorough and "resource-dense", which makes it wonderfully informative. Thank you to Beth, Marian and Legacy for bringing Beth's contributions to the webinar audiences. I look forward with "great expectation" to her next webinar program.
- This was definitely one of the best webinars! I learned a wealth of information, and I left the webinar feeling inspired to start my next search for information.
- Very informative and worthwhile to spend the time listening!
- Very interesting. The presentation was articulated very well. She is a very good presenter. Looking forward to listening to another webinar of her's.
- Very useful guide to find sources on World Cat and Family Search and at the AAS.
- Very well done and very informative. Never knew there are so many sources available. Thank you.
- Wow! I learned I have a lot of work to do! (I mean fun...)
About the presenter:
Beth discovered her love of genealogy through her father, who built a 115-name family tree with every family member’s name he knew. While Beth continues to research her family, she shares her knowledge through lectures, articles, her blog, and one-on-one assistance. She particularly enjoys speaking at regional conferences. Her focus is Early American Genealogy.