Invisible Ancestors: Ideas & Strategies for Recreating Their Stories

Offered by: Library of Congress
Program Description:
[In collaboration with the Local History & Genealogy Reading Room] Many ancestors -- early immigrants and pioneers, slaves, women, native peoples, and others -- do not have compiled biographies and are invisible in the historical record, except through the census or other data collection entities. Learn ideas and strategies for recreating their life stories from the Library's online and physical collections of early travelogues, letters, diaries, other texts and printed ephemera, photographs, other visual media, and maps.