Locating Vital Records and Obituaries – Jana Meyer

Birth, death and marriage records (als called vital records or vital statistics) contain a wealth of information for genealogists. This session will discuss what information is typically recorded in these records. We will also address how to locate and obtain copies of vital records. Additionally, newspapers are and another important source of information for family historians. This session will also cover how obituaries can be useful for genealogists and how to search historic newspapers for them.

Jana Meyer is an Associate Curator of Special Collections at the Filson Historical Society. She received a degree in History from the University of Louisville, as well as a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University f Kentucky. Jana specializes in arranging and describing the Filson’s manuscript collections.

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