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My Ancestor was a Farmer- McLean County Genealogical Society

Tuesday, May 18
Starts at 7:00 PM

McLean County Museum of History
200 N. Main St, Bloomington IL 61701

My Ancestor was a Farmer- McLean County Genealogical Society

Many of our ancestors were farmers and they left valuable records including deeds and probate records. From 1937-1946 the Farmer’s Home Administration gave low-interest loans to small farmers, these records are in the Local Branches of the National Archives in Record Group 96. The records include family records and information about the farm. Agricultural census records, newspaper articles and obituaries, trade papers and other agricultural records can give a picture of your ancestor’s life.

Jane G. Haldeman is a Chicago-area based professional genealogist and owner of It’s Relative, with more than 25 years of research experience. She lectures on a wide range of topics both locally and nationally. She was the National Co-Chair for the Federation of Genealogical Societies 2019 Conference in Washington, DC. She is a former president of both the Illinois State Genealogical Society and Fox Valley Genealogical Society in Naperville, Illinois and the author of A Genealogist’s Guide to Springfield, Illinois. Jane may be reached at info@itsrelative.net and genealogy@mindsafire.net.

For additional information contact Pat Perkins patp728@outlook.com.

Instructions to join the ZOOM meeting



Or phone in: 312-626-6799

Meeting ID: 845 2609 7025

Passcode: 109569