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Court Houses and Cemeteries, Oh My!

May 16, 2015

10 a.m. to noon
Day Classrooms, History Center

Do you need help doing court house research?  Does cemetery research creep you out?  This workshop is for you!

The records in a court house were not actually created to provide genealogical data.  However, an understanding of the how and why of the structure of the court records can lead you to a wealth of family history information. This program explains many types of court records, where you can find them, and what is available to you.

Learn what resources are available for locating cemeteries, including Terra Server, Find a Grave and a Billion Graves. Suggestions on how to do on-site research, plus tombstone rubbing techniques and display samples. Also, learn two methods of calculating the birth date when only the date of death and age is given on the tombstone. Cemeteries will prove to be a great resource for your genealogy research.

Genealogist, Betty L. Warren (nee Williams) has been doing genealogy for almost 40 years. She has recently retired from the Indiana State Library in the Genealogy Department. Warren completed her Professional Genealogist Certification Course in 1990. She is a member of dozens of genealogy organizations and remains active in the genealogy world. Warren also is the owner/president of Be It Remembered..., a genealogy research business. 

$10; members $8. Includes parking and same-day Indiana Experience admission

This class is eligible for 2 general LEUs

Register online or call (317) 232-1882 for more information.

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