North Central Iowa Genealogical Society

Donna M. Schilling

The title of my presentation and a short descriiption:

Why Did Our Ancestors Leave Their Homeland, and Where Did They Go?

In  this presentation,  I  hope to answer these questions,  with references  to their daily lives :

  1. Why did our ancesrors leave their homeland and what was their life like there?
  • They were invited to come by some governments
    • They had valuable skills to offer
    • Merchants traveled and explored the sea(s)
    • Economic problems became too difficult
    • There were many wars and small skirmishes in the homeland
    • Many a ncestors desired freedom of religion
    • Other personal difficult situations made emigration the best solution
  1. Where did they go?
  2. What was life like in the new home?
  3. l welcome your questions at the end of  the presentation

Saturday, November 12 @ 1:30 pm in the Genealogy Room or via Zoom.




NCIGS Mission Objectives

To create and foster an interest in genealogy

          To preserve genealogical and historical data

          To aid individual members in compiling family genealogies

           To establish and maintain a genealogical library

          To furnish the Iowa Genealogical Society information for publication

          To cooperate with a group or individual interested in furthering genealogical research

           The Society shall operate as a non-profit organization

9 Counties Served by NCIGS

Cerro GordoButler
FloydFranklin
HancockMitchell
WinnebagoWright
Worth
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