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Sat, Sep 16



"Death Records By A Different Name" with Diane L. Richard

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"Death Records By A Different Name" with Diane L. Richard
"Death Records By A Different Name" with Diane L. Richard

Time & Location

Sep 16, 2023, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM EDT


About the event

Program Description: Let's explore 30+ records where death might be documented. We are not talking about obituaries, cemetery records, probate records, death certificates, bibles, and the records most of us regularly pursue. Death records are so important to our research. It is imperative that we try and determine when someone “should” be last found alive in records and also cull information about assets, family members, geographic connections, and more. There are many types of records where deaths might be documented. Do not underestimate where such information might be recorded. Have you considered library circulation records? First, we’ll look at some of the less-researched hidden gems and conclude by discussing some of the slightly more common record types that some researchers occasionally pursue such as poor records, funeral homes, and much more.

Presenter Profile: Diane  L. Richard provides professional genealogical services – research, lectures, and writing. She is the longtime editor of the NC Genealogical Society journal, has written 500+ articles, and delivers many talks about the availability and richness of under-utilized genealogically relevant records while providing research tips, techniques, tools, strategies, etc.  In addition, she is the co-leader of Tar Heel Discoveries, an in-person program offering guided NC genealogical research. Diane is also a board member of NC Historical Records Online (NCHRO), a non-profit organization dedicated to providing public access to original NC records.

Advanced registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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