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From the Revolution to the 1940 Census: Weather and Family History (with a nod to natural disasters)

Constance Potter

Sometimes it can be difficult to understand why a family moved.  Could the weather or a natural disaster have played a part? In this lecture you may get clues from hurricanes, floods, and volcanoes. Constance Potter, a reference archivist at the National Archives prior to her retirement in 2014, has lectured on a number of topics including the federal census, World War I, Laura Ingalls Wilder, women in the American Revolution, and weather and family history.

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