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National Youth Administration (NYA): the New Deal for Young People

July 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

National Youth Administration (NYA): the New Deal for Young People

presented by Lori Thornton

The National Youth Administration trained young people for vocations during its duration. Learn about the program, its camps and centers, the jobs, its records, and its legacy.

Lori Thornton, MLS, professional genealogist and academic librarian, resides in Morristown, Tennessee. The Mississippi native specializes in Southern States research and religious records. Lori speaks to librarians and genealogists locally, regionally, and nationally. Her own ancestry includes early New England settlers who migrated to the Midwest, Amish who immigrated to Pennsylvania and beyond, and Southern ancestors.

Lori holds master’s degrees from Cincinnati Bible Seminary and University of Kentucky and studied at Institute for Genealogical Research (IGHR), Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), and Texas Institute for Genealogical Research (TIGR). She is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, the National Genealogical Society, and several state and local societies. She previously served as a director on North Carolina Genealogical Society’s board.

She authored Research in Mississippi in National Genealogical Society’s Research in the States series in 2017. She wrote articles appearing in several genealogical publications.



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July 8
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