Western migration is one of the most important events in American history. What motivated our ancestors to leave hearth and home to move westward into the open frontier that would become the Midwest? This lecture focuses on when and why New Englanders relocated to this new land in order to start their new lives.
Julie Miller (CG), holds Certified Genealogist and Certified Genealogical Speaker credentials and is a fellow of the National Genealogical Society. She is a full-time professional researcher, speaker, and writer who lives in Broomfield. Her articles have appeared in the NGSQ and NGS Magazine. Julie was the NGS interim Education Manager (2018), and is a member of the NGS conference committee. She was a volunteer at NARA-Denver for twenty-one years.