Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July 2015 Webinar – Dissect Obituaries for New Clues


Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2015, 8:00 pm Central

Description: Obituaries are miniature biographies for the deceased. The writers were compelled to compress as much information into a small amount of text. Your job is to carefully analyze the content of the death notice, obituary, and/or funeral notice and look for clues. This seminar presents a methodology for dissecting an obituary, determining what information is provided or inferred, identifying record types that may be available, where those records are located, and how to access them. A sample obituary is dissected and discussed.

Presenter: George G. Morgan


George G. Morgan is president of Aha! Seminars, Inc., and an internationally recognized genealogy expert who presents around the world.

George is the prolific author of hundreds of articles for magazines, journals, newsletters, in genealogical publications, and at online sites internationally. His twelfth book, the fourth edition How to Do Everything: Genealogy, will be released in January 2015. He and Drew Smith also co-authored a book, Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, which is a bestseller in the genealogical community.

He co-hosts The Genealogy GuysSM Podcast, the longest running genealogical podcast, with thousands of listeners around the globe.

Register: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/723818762217470209

Recording and Handout Available to ISGS Members: For ISGS members who cannot attend the live webinar on July 14th, a recording of the webinar, along with the handout, will be made available in the Members Section of the ISGS website at http://ilgensoc.org/members.php.  If you're not already a member of ISGS, visit Join ISGS! at http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=8 for more information.

Spread the Word: Forward this email onto your friends and colleagues, post the information to social media sites and/or your blog/website, or print out a few copies of our webinar flyer to hand out at your local society meetings. The flyer can be accessed at http://bit.ly/isgs2015webinarbrochure.

Make a Contribution: Support the ISGS Webinar program by making a financial contribution, which will help ISGS expand its educational offerings in a virtual manner. To learn why we need your help, or to make a contribution, please visit http://ilgensoc.org/cpage.php?pt=345.

Please direct any questions to the ISGS Education Committee at isgseducation@ilgensoc.org.

The 2015 ISGS Webinar Series is Sponsored by FamilySearch (http://familysearch.org).


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