“Crossing the Pond Using American Records”, by Diane Barbour

November 21 Topic:  “Crossing the Pond Using American Records: Start with what you know and work back”, by Diane Barbour

Often it is necessary to know what town, city, county or village your ancestors are from. There are many records on this side of the puddle that may reveal that information. This is a discussion of what those records would be and where to find them.

After hearing this talk the participant will have a better idea of the plethora of information on this side of the pond before expanding their research to another country.


Diane has been doing genealogy for about 15 years. In June 2012, she graduated from the National Institute of Genealogical Studies at the University of Toronto to complete her Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Studies or PLCGS. This certificate represents 45 completed classes in methodology, American records and English records.

Diane continues her education by attending several conferences and institutes every year. She is past President of Broomfield Genealogical Society and current Vice-President and on the education committee for Boulder Genealogical Society.