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Hidden Treasures on Ancestry with Juliana Szucs

Beyond the traditional records that yield essential names, dates, and places, you can often get a better understanding of your ancestors from some of the lesser-used records that don’t rise to the surface in a general search. From almshouse and agricultural schedules and fraternal and ethnic collections to a vast assortment of military records, great details can be found in the billions of records at Ancestry.com. This presentation highlights some of the best and most unusual collections, how to find them, and the wonderful clues in them that will lead to other records.

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Juliana Szucs has been working for Ancestry for more than 23 years. She began her family history journey trolling through microfilms with her mother when she was 11 years old. Juliana lectures regularly at national and local events and is an instructor at the Midwestern African American Genealogical Institute. She has written many articles for online and print genealogical publications holds a certificate from Boston University’s Online Genealogical Research Program.


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