Home Events Researching Ancestors in the Old Northwest Territory, 1788-1803 – Eric E Johnson

Date

Apr 20 2021

Time

12:00 pm

Researching Ancestors in the Old Northwest Territory, 1788-1803 – Eric E Johnson

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 12:00 p.m. CST

Opening up of the Old Northwest Territory and the migration that followed is very important to those of us with ancestors in Ohio, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan and parts of Minnesota.  The Old Northwest Territory was over 260,000 square miles, basically, the region lying west of Pennsylvania, north of the Ohio River, east of the Mississippi River and south of the Great Lakes.
Prior to the signing of the Treaty of Paris by the British Crown in 1783, which formally recognized  American Independence and ceded this territory to the United States, this land was hotly contested and fought over by the Americans, French, British, and native indigenous tribes.
Available resources will be explored for researching ancestors who lived in the Old Northwest Territory between 1788 and 1803.
Eric E. Johnson will be giving an overview of the Land Ordinances, Maps, Military Records, Land Records, Indiana’s Gore, and the Journals and Papers of the Continental Congress.  Federal Censuses of 1800 and 1810 and Territorial Censuses of 1800 and 1802 will also be presented.
Eric E. Johnson is the chairperson of the Society of the Families of the Old Northwest Territory and the Society of Civil War Families in Ohio, for the Ohio Genealogical Society.  He is also a former Vice President of the Ohio Genealogical Society.
He serves as the registrar general for the General Society of War of 1812, and as the registrar/genealogist for the Society of the War of 1812 in the State of Ohio.  Eric is also a member of the National Society Sons of the American Revolution, the Swedish Colonial Society, and the Company of Military Historians.  He is a retired Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Air Force.  Johnson is the author of eighteen books on the War of 1812, the Civil War, and the Old Northwest Territory.
This will be a Zoom meeting, with invitations sent to all current members of the San Ramon Valley Genealogical Society. If you would like to be a guest at this Zoom meeting please email President, Steve Watty.
Researching Ancestors in the Old Northwest Territory, 1788-1803 – Eric E Johnson

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