Friday, March 20, 2009

March Evening Meeting

Last night we had an excellent turnout for Jeanne Larzalere Bloom's presentation "Pushing Up Daisies:Cemetery Research". Several guests joined our members to hear Jeanne's talk and, I believe, even the most seasoned researchers among us came away with some new and helpful information.

Jeanne informed us of the many "seeds" to help find missing and/or additional data for our deceased ancestors. She reminded us to go beyond the tombstone in search of more detailed facts from varied resources like: certificates of undertakers, burial permits, coroner or medical examiner reports, funeral homes, monument makers and many more. Jeanne also warned of several "weeds" we may find along the way that could send us in the wrong direction.

This was an evening well spent.

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