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Memorial Records: Researching Cemeteries for Genealogy
May 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
Did you know that you can learn quite a bit about your ancestors from a visit to their memorial? Cemeteries and the records associated with the death and burial of the deceased are full of information that will help you on your genealogical journey.
In this informative program you will learn how to get the most out of your trip to the cemetery by learning about the types of records available to you, the types of memorials, and types of cemeteries common in the United States. There is no better way to honor our ancestors than by remembering and preserving their life through our research.
As a result of this program, attendees will learn:
- Types of death, funeral, and cemetery records and how to find them
- How to use cemetery records to record facts about ancestors
- The types of American cemeteries, monuments and records that you will encounter
- How to plan a cemetery visit and what to do during the visit
- Resources for monument symbols
Maggie Rose — Biography
Maggie Rose is a librarian at the Twinsburg Public Library in Ohio. She coordinates the library book displays and is responsible for the audio book and board games collections. Maggie also teaches computer classes and is the Coordinator of the Adult Services Division Action Council for the Ohio Library Council.
Maggie started library work in 5th grade as a shelver and volunteer in her school library. As a teen, she started shelving in her local public library and has held many library positions since. Maggie graduated summa cum laude from the University of Akron with a BA in English and minor in classical studies. She received her MLIS from Kent State and has been working as a librarian for six years.
Maggie loves gardening, camping and her boisterous family, which consists of a spouse, a boy, a girl, a dog, 7 cats, and 8 chickens.