How can warning out notices help genealogists? Find out from Janet Beiner, an NSDAR trained Volunteer Field Genealogist. Beiner will present the program “Warning Out in New England” at the Foothills Genealogical Society Meeting on Wedesday, Oct. 11, at 1:00 p.m. in Applewood Valley United Methodist Church, 2035 Ellis St., Golden. Guests are always welcome. There is ample parking and handicap access.
What is “warning out”? To control homelessness, vagrancy, and poverty, New England towns relied heavily on the “warning out” system inherited from English law. The process focused on the eligibility of transients to receive poor relief from their most recent town of residence. Colonial towns usually denied residency for two reasons: potential for public dependency and religious differences. “Warning out” did not necessarily mean actual removal but rather a simple notification from the town to the transient that he was not eligible for poor relief.
Foothills Genealogical Society supports genealogical research with educational programs, classes and field trips and preserves and publishes historical records from Clear Creek, Gilpin, Jefferson and Park counties. For more information, visit http://www.foothillsgenealogy.org or write P.O. Box 150382, Lakewood CO 80215-0372.