Researching Urban Ancestors in the 19th and 20th Centuries

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In the 19th and early 20th centuries, American cities seemingly sprang up overnight as new industries, new immigrant populations, and new opportunities blossomed. Finding your ancestor in a growing metropolis can be tricky. Luckily there are several resources, records, and research strategies available to assist you in your search. Researcher Danielle Cournoyer will discuss some of these key sources and techniques for researching your urban ancestry.