Sunny Morton, "They Survived the Johnstown Flood?! How to Reconstruct Your Ancestors' Stories"
“They Survived the Johnstown Flood?! How to Reconstruct Your Ancestors’ Amazing Stories” by Sunny Morton
A heroic rescue, a love story and a 30-foot wall of water. That’s just part of my ancestors’ experience in the Great Johnstown Flood of 1889. Come learn how to reconstruct fascinating experiences from your own family history by combining clues from your family’s knowledge, documents from genealogy websites, good historical research and Googling to fill in the gaps. All while learning the riveting story of one of the worst disasters in U.S. history.
Sunny Morton is an internationally-known, award-winning genealogy writer, editor, and speaker. Her voice is heard on the Genealogy Gems Podcast, which has more than 2 million downloads worldwide. She is a Contributing Editor at Family Tree Magazine and Co-Editor of Ohio Genealogy News, the quarterly news magazine of the Ohio Genealogical Society. She is a popular speaker at events across the country, including the world’s largest genealogy conference, RootsTech. Sunny is especially known for her expertise in tracing U.S. ancestors; her unique comparisons of the industry’s largest websites; and her inspiring presentations on how to reconstruct and tell meaningful stories from the past.
Sunny will be presenting the lecture live from a remote location. There will be an opportunity to ask questions following her presentation.
The slate of officers for HCGS for 2018-2020 will be presented for member approval following the lecture.