Title: Funeral Homes and Family History: They're Dying to Meet You
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017, 8:00 pm Central
Description: Most genealogists know to look in a cemetery to find their ancestors, but what about the funeral home? Funeral home records can provide loads of genealogically rich information. This presentation will teach participants what types of records are typically found in funeral homes, how to locate these resources online and "in the field", as well as provide real life examples of how to search for ancillary clues in funeral home records.
Presenter: Daniel Earl
Daniel Earl got his start in family history at age 10 when his father took him to the grave of his great-grandfather; that sparked a lifetime of interest in family history. Dan has spent the last 25 years researching his own family history and helping others make history a part of their story. Dan has experience doing research in the following regions: United States Midwest, Mid-Atlantic United States, New England, Eastern Canada, Eastern Europe, Great Britain and Ireland.
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