Join us for our February General Meeting
Date: Saturday, February 25th 2017, 10:30 AM - 12 Noon
Speaker: Sharon Hoyt, CGSM
The Missing Man: Solving a Mystery with Genealogy
One day in the early 1900s, August Lawrence left his Minnesota home for a two-week job, and never returned. The enduring mystery of his disappearance was deepened by the records he left, which differed from his family's stories about him.
Years after his disappearance, a small but vital clue from a family member’s record led to a wide network of August’s previously unknown relatives and associates. Investigating the people who shared his early years not only revealed his mysterious origins, but provided a likely answer to the century-old question of his fate. Learn how thorough records analysis and research on family, friends, and neighbors can help break down even long-standing brick walls.