Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Wisconsin State Genealogical Society April webinar

April 2017
Postmasters, Carriers and Railway Clerks: Genealogy Records of the USPS
  • Presenter: Michael StraussMichael Strauss
  • Date:  Tuesday, April 18, 2017
  • Time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Webinar Description: Was your ancestor a mail carrier? Did they serve as postmaster? The Postal Service can trace its roots to 1775 during the Second Continental Congress, where Benjamin Franklin was appointed the first Postmaster General. The Postal Service was officially created in 1792, elevated to a cabinet department in 1872, and finally transformed in 1971 to an official government agency. Records of the United States Post Office are an overlooked genealogical pathway worth the effort to search. Many details about family members who may have worked with the postal system from the earliest listings in federal records are available to researchers nationwide. Learn to conduct primary research at the National Archives where most of these records are stored. 
  • Register at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1157312233397517825
After registering, you will receive an email with information and a link to join us the night of the webinar. Please remember that this is a first-come, first-served webinar, and that there are a limited number of spots to view the webinar live.  Registering does not hold a spot for you.  Those that log in first will be admitted to the webinar.
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