Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

Peggy Lynn Clemens Lauritzen, AG, has been involved in genealogy since before her birth. Her parents were excellent genealogists, and instilled the same love of history and family in her and her three sisters. One of her favorite pictures is of her mother on her way to do cemetery research four days before Peggy's birth.  Her roots run deep into the South, where she is accredited. They involve the states of Kentucky, Virginia, Tennessee, North and South Carolina, and some areas of Pennsylvania. Currently, she and her husband are serving as Family History Center Directors in Mansfield, OH.
Migrations Into Virginia
Friday, 31 March 2017
1:30-2:30 p.m.
(F21) Apprentices, Indentured Servants and Redemptioners; White Slavery in America. An estimated one-half of early immigrants came to America against their own will; some as indentured servants. It is frequently assumed that the only enslaved Americans were those brought on the slave ships from Africa.  This lecture will examine the many different forms of slavery and indentureship in early America.
3:00-4:00 p.m.
(F22) German Migration Into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The Germans were one of the most industrious groups to populate the central valley of Virginia known as Shenandoah. Oppression in the homeland brought many years of migration that involved the German people.  One of the places they settled was the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.
4:30-5:30 p.m.
(F23) Scots-Irish Migration Into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. This lecture will focus on the group of people known as the “Scots-Irish”.  Just who are they and what brought them to America?  Why did they settle in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and the Appalachian frontier? Many Americans can trace their ancestry back to the British Isles.  Some have even heard that their background was “Scotch-Irish”.  We will focus on who these people were and where they came from in the British Isles.
7:00-8:00 p.m.
(F24) Quaker Migration Into the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. “Friends” were a vital element in the growth and economy of the Shenandoah Valley. This lecture will focus on one of the varied groups that populated the Shenandoah Region, the culture and customs, where they came from and what may have influenced them to stay or to move on.