Genealogy group to discuss WPA-era records
Last updated 10/6/2021 at 10:01am
The Pikes Peak Genealogical Society Oct. 13 virtual meeting will feature the topic “The WPA Era: Free Records Boon from the Government,” by Paula Stuart-Warren, CG.
During tough economic times in the 1930s and 1940s, government programs put many people to work. The Works Progress/Projects Administration created a goldmine of records that are useful for today’s genealogists. WPA record transcriptions, courthouse and manuscript inventories, indexes, city/county histories, and histories of businesses and families may exist for your ancestral locale. We will discuss many of those WPA crea...