Pine Post Four Inches Square: Staking a Claim on Mining Records
The gold rush produced more than flakes and nuggets, it produced a paper trail. Explore mining records through the story of one man’s decade in the Rocky Mountains.
Jen Baldwin has been working in the realm of professional genealogy since
2010. Her research focus is on the Western United States, gold rush history, and fraternal societies. She is the Data Acquisition Manager, North America, for Findmypast; and is host of #genchat on Twitter. Jen lectures, writes, and consults on a variety of genealogy and social media related topics, and was part of the research team for Genealogy Roadshow, season two. She is a proud volunteer for the War of 1812 Preserve the Pensions campaign and the Larimer County Genealogical Society (CO). She was one of the keynote speakers for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) 2015 Annual Conference Society Day, and has presented at several national events. She also spent three years as a historical tour guide for the Breckenridge Hertiage Alliance in Breckenridge, Colorado, telling the stories of the men and women who impacted one of the most important mining communities in the state.