A Washington Post story tells how the pandemic has sparked the search for birth parents and long lost relatives, as never before:
Historical bank records are an overlooked resource for family history .. Had you ever thought of consulting them?
These records can provide a lot of information: an ancestor’s residence, occupation, family relationships, and even immigrant origins. And you didn’t have to be rich to have had a bank account!
Savings banks (and mutual aid societies — predecessors of credit unions) were established with the average individual in mind.
In this free October 15 webinar from American Ancestors website, Genealogist Eileen Pironti will present a brief history of savings banks in the United States, how to locate these records, and types of information provided.
You can register on this webpage ..
And find other webinars from American Ancestors on this page ..
You probably are interested to know some details about the October event .. Jen Allen, the event coordinator gives a quick overview of everything that’s available when you register for this *free* event ..
Did I mention, it’s *free*?