On July 21, 2023 BIGS Presents
At 10AM, Friday, July 21, 2023,
A Zoom Virtual Event,
Janice Lovelace will present:
Who Came to the Northwest and Why.
What conditions existed for your ancestors to leave their home and make a journey to
a new place? What conditions existed to encourage settlement in the Americas,
especially the Pacific Northwest? This presentation focuses primarily on the push and
pull factors for voluntary immigration in the mid-19th to mid-20th centuries. What
laws applied to immigration and what documents can genealogists find?
Janice Lovelace is a genealogical researcher, educator, author, and lecturer, with over
thirty years of experience. She completed the Genealogy and Family History
certificate at the University of Washington in 2012, the certificate program in
genealogy at Boston University in 2013, and ProGen in 2014. A frequent speaker, Dr.
Lovelace also an instructor at the Midwest African American Genealogical Institute
(MAAGI). A retired college faculty member, Dr. Lovelace authored the National
Genealogical Society’s online continuing education course African American Roots: A
So, please go to our website, bigenealogy.orgto pick up your Zoom link beginning on July 20th, the day before the presentation.
Everyone Welcome! No membership necessary.