Friday, July 10, 2015

July 2015 Webinar – Dissect Obituaries for New Clues

The following is from the Illinois State Genealogical Society.

July 2015 Webinar – Dissect Obituaries for New Clues

DateTuesday, 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.


Upcoming Webinars
July 14 – Dissect Obituaries for New Clues
Presenter: George G. Morgan

August 11 – School Daze – Finding and Using School Records to Trace Our Ancestors
Presenter: Peggy Clemens Lauritzen, AG

September 8 – Using Tax Records for Genealogical Problem Solving
Presenter: Michael Lacopo

For the complete list of upcoming webinars, visit

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