Communities of Kinship: A Case Study

Intended Audience:
All levels, but probably best suited for Intermediate or Advanced

Outline of presentation:

  • Here are five areas in which you can produce more sophisticated research results by viewing your ancestors through the lens of kinship theory. In the 18th ¬– and 19th –century, kinship was the most important factor in these areas, among others.
    • Settlement and Migration
    • Religion
    • Political and Economic Power
    • Marriage
    • Naming Patterns
  • This lecture demonstrates the power of using kinship theory in a case study of one extended family
  • By presenting a case study, participants can understand the usage of these principles more clearly
  • Using kinship theory as the main principle to guide your genealogical research will result in greater success.