Build a Better Family Tree with Brick and Mortar Research

Presented by Michelle Spencer

60-Minute Bonus Track (All)

Business, industry, building, and address searches can add rich detail to your ancestor’s story and provide new avenues for research. This session encourages researchers to take a different perspective, analyzing business and property records for genealogical gems. The process includes collateral research into your relatives’ business connections. Whether your ancestor was a business owner or a farmer, research into their professional transactions can add new dimensions to your family tree. Using Ontario as well as some U.S. case studies, learn how to get the most of these sources from an experienced researcher.