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I TOLD YOU THIS
BEFORE MY HUSBAND IS THE GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT GREAT
GREAT GREAT NEPHEW GRAND NEPHEW NEPHEW OF THE FAMOUS PIRATE
WILLIAM KIDD BETTER KNOWN AS CAPTAIN KIDD. IT’S SOMETHING
THAT HE ACTUALLY FOUND OUT. YOU
TRACING HIS GENEALOGY RIGHT HOW ABOUT THAT NOW? IT IS AMAZING
THE THINGS THAT YOU WILL FIND WHEN YOU START DIGGING UP YOUR
FAMILY HISTORY IS LIKE PUT TOGETHER PIECES OF A PUZZLE
THIS WEEKEND IN SALISBURY YOU CAN GET SOME HELP WITH THAT
PUZZLE. WITH US THIS AFTERNOON
WITH THE DELMARVA GENEALOGY AND HERITAGE CONFERENCE THIS IS
ASSISTANT TOURISM MANAGER MIKE GO TOURISM STEPHANIE IRVINE AND
GENEALOGIST AND SPEAKER AND AUTHOR MIKE HITCH. THANK YOU SO
MUCH FOR JOINING US FROM SO THIS IS IT. THIS IS A FIRST
TIME FOR SOMETHING LIKE THIS AROUND THE TRACK ONCE YOU BRING
THIS HERE. WELL A FEW STAFF
MEMBERS I MYSELF GOT TOGETHER AND WE HAD A PERSONAL INTEREST
IN GENEALOGY AND SO KIND OF SPARKED INTEREST AND WE STARTED
TO GROW UP FROM THERE WOW. SO
LET’S TALK ABOUT THE POPULAR ALREADY OF THIS TOPIC. MIKE
YOU’RE SEEING A LOT OF PEOPLE GET INTO THE WHOLE GENEALOGY. YEAH IT’S AMAZING LATELY
ESPECIALLY OVER THE PAST 20 I’VE BEEN DOING FOR 20 SOME
YEARS NOW BUT OVER THE PAST SAY FIVE YEARS YOU KNOW THERE’S A
LOT OF ONLINE GENEALOGICAL STUFF. YOU CAN GET TO AND BUT
YOU’VE GOT TO YOU CAN’T REALLY TRUST THAT AS MUCH AS YOUR
PRIMARY RECORDS YOUR SOURCE RECORDS LIKE WE’RE HERE. HOW’S
THE NAB CENTER AND THE LOCAL COURTHOUSES AND THAT KIND OF
STUFF SO YOU GET INTO THAT AND YOU FIND DEFINITE DEFINITIVELY
WHAT YOUR ANCESTOR WERE. AND
WE’RE WE’RE LUCKY AROUND HERE. WHAT COMICS USED TO BE SOMERSET
COUNTY BACK IN THE DAY. WE HAVE
A LOT OF THE ORIGINAL RECORDS FROM SIXTEEN HUNDRED STILL
EXISTS YOU CAN DIG BACK THAT FAR AND REALLY NAIL DOWN YOUR
FAMILY HISTORY OBVIOUSLY YOU’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 20 YEARS. WHAT DO YOU WHAT DO YOU LIKE
THE MOST ABOUT IT. TO ME IT’S
LIKE PEOPLE LIKE BONE PUZZLES AND STARTED ON A MINDLESS
PUZZLE THIS IS A REAL LIFE PUZZLE FOR EVERY QUESTION YOU
ANSWER IN GENEALOGY TO MORE QUESTIONS COME UP BECAUSE NOW
ANOTHER GENERATION TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT RIGHT SO TO ME IT’S
JUST AN ONGOING EVER INTRIGUING CHALLENGE IN THE PUZZLE WORLD
TYPE THINGS SO STEPHANIE TELL US WHAT CAN PEOPLE EXPECT IF
THEY COME TO THE CONFERENCE. WELL WE WILL HAVE A KEYNOTE
SPEAKER COMING FROM LOUISVILLE HE’S IN CHARGE OF THE SENSE
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION LIBRARY HIS NAME IS JOE HART AND HE
WILL BE FLYING IN ON FRIDAY AND THEN MIKE WILL BE SPEAKING WE
HAVE A FEW OTHER LOCAL SPEAKERS AND THEN WE’LL ALSO EXPO WITH
VENDORS. SO THERE’LL BE ABOUT
30 BOOTS AND PEOPLE CAN LISTEN TO THE SESSIONS AND GO OVER TO
THE BOOTH AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR FAMILY HERITAGE. WHAT
KIND OF THINGS WILL WE SEE AT THE BOOTH. PARSONS CEMETERY
WE’LL BE THERE WE’LL HAVE THE WEST SIDE HISTORICAL. NOW
WE’LL BE THERE. THE LEGACY OF
SLAVERY AND THE MARYLAND ARCHIVES WITH THE NATIVE
AMERICAN SO ANYBODY CAN GO. I
MEAN WHO DO YOU EXPECT TO BE HERE. ANYBODY THAT’S INTERESTED
IN AND FINDING OUT ABOUT THEIR GENEALOGY PATH MAYBE EVEN THEIR
DNA ON THERE WILL BE SOME OF THAT THERE TOO. OR IF YOU’RE
LISTENING WANTED TO LISTEN TO MIKE AND TALK ABOUT THE HISTORY
OF THE AREA WILL BE GREAT. IS
VERY EASY TO GET OFF SIDETRACKED IT’S REALLY NOT
TRUE PATH DOWN YOUR GENEALOGY WELL THERE’S TWO TRACKS ONE IS
A FALSE SIDETRACK OUGHT BE CAREFUL ABOUT THOSE BUT
THE OTHER SIDE TRACKS ARE FUN BECAUSE THEY LEAD YOU INTO ALL
KINDS OF INTRIGUING THINGS. RELATIVE TO LOCAL HISTORY THAT
MIGHT NOT BE YOUR FAMILY’S BUT THIS THIS AREA HERE IN
THE LOWER DELMARVA WAS A MICROCOSM OF AMERICAN HISTORY
AND SO YOU GET TO GO BACK TO THE CIVIL WAR A REVOLUTIONARY
WAR WAR OF 1812 ORIGINAL SETTLERS YOU KNOW THIS AREA WAS
SETTLED ROUGHLY AROUND 16 64. SO YOU KNOW YOU HAVE EIGHT NINE
GENERATIONS BACK OF YOUR ANCESTORS YOU CAN SEE WHAT THEY
WERE DOING ON A DAILY BASIS ON HAD POOR PEOPLE WE HAD RICH
PEOPLE WHO HAD DIGNITARIES YOU HAD EVERYBODY SO IT’S VERY
INTERESTING. THOSE WILD GOOSE
CHASES I REALLY ENJOY TALK ABOUT THIS BEFORE. ONE THING
THAT I LEARNED IS THAT BACK IN THE EARLIER CENTURIES PEOPLE
USED TO WRITE THE FAMILY HISTORY AND BIBLES RIGHT THEIR
BIBLES AND LAND RECORDS THAT TYPE THING YOU’LL FIND THAT
YOU’LL FIND A BIRTH RECORDS IN THE OLD LAND RECORDS AND THAT
KIND THINKS YOU HAVE TO REALLY BE A SLEUTH TO BE TALKING ABOUT
HIS HISTORY CAPITAL COUNTY AS VIEWED THROUGH LAND RECORDS. SO
WHEN YOU’VE YOU’VE EXHAUSTED YOUR TYPICAL GENEALOGICAL
SOURCES LIKE CENSUS AND THAT KIND OF STUFF AND YOU RUN INTO
SOME SNAGS START GOING INTO THE LAND RECORDS AND YOU’LL
FIND YOU FIND LOTS OF NEAT STUFF. SO I’M NOT TO TALK ABOUT
HISTORY ABOUT COMING FROM THE LAND RECORDS. ALL RIGHT. SO
GIVE US THE WORDS IN THE WITNESS OH THIS WILL BE AP
WHY COMMON KIDS IN CIVIC CENTER ON SATURDAY BETWEEN 5:00 AND
SUNDAY BETWEEN SOUNDS VERY FASCINATING STEPHANIE THANK YOU
BOTH THANK YOU. COMING IN TO
TALK ABOUT IT ONE MORE INFORMATION ON OUR WEB SITE TO
MARVEL LIKE DOT COM.

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