I received this information from Chris at the Kentucky Genealogical Society recently:
The Kentucky Genealogical Society is having a completely free webinar on 12 December. This free virtual program is "Funeral Home Collections" with Ari Wilkins. Ari is a genealogy professional and staff member at the Dallas Public Library.
Folks can register for free here:
The program is Saturday, 12 December 2020, Noon-1:30 p.m. EDT
Here is an overview of the webinar:
What useful information can you get from a funeral home for genealogical research? Funeral home records can contain so much more than a death certificate and obituary! Files can reveal the deceased and the family's extended genealogical information, church affiliations, financial status, and even how they planned for the future. This lecture also describes processing the large donated funeral home collection using a genealogical society.
Ari Wilkins, a graduate of Louisiana State University, has been actively researching family history since 1998. Ms. Wilkins has spoken nationally at the National Genealogical Society, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Texas State Genealogical Society, Ohio Genealogical Society, Institute of Genealogical and Historical Research, Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, American Library Association, RootsTech, and a multitude of local societies. Ari has been a Library Associate at Dallas Public Library since 2007. She teaches a series of basic research classes using popular genealogical websites. She specializes in African American research.
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