"You Only Have a Death Announcement, Now What?"

  • 20 Feb 2016
  • 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Eugene and Marilyn Glick Indiana History Center, Indianapolis, Indiana

You Only Have a Death Announcement,
Now What?

Eugene and Marilyn Glick
Indiana History Center
Saturday, February 20, 2016
10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
(check-in begins at 9:30 a.m.)
Guest $10, IHS members $8

This presentation will ask attendees to put on their “CSI” hat and utilize their “detective” skills to solve a genealogical research problem when very little information is known.  Starting with a death announcement, we will look at the methodology of creating a series of questions that need answers in order to bring the subject of the death announcement to life.  Using the clues found in the death announcement along with a small amount of oral history, we will identify and determine the records needed to solve the unknown.  The importance of carefully analyzing documents, determining where to find them and understanding how one record can lead to another will be emphasized.

Deborah A. Abbott, Ph.D., is a genealogist specializing in African American research, genealogical methodology and manuscript collections.  She is an adjunct faculty member at the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR) at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG) andthe Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRP).  She currently serves as a Trustee on the Board of the Ohio Genealogical Society and is an associate with the Kentucky-Tennessee Associates based in Springfield, TN.Dr. Abbott is past president of the African American Genealogical Society and a retired professor of Counseling from Cuyahoga Community College.  She holds the Bachelor of Science and Masters of Education degrees both from Tuskegee University in Alabama and the Ph.D. degree from Kent State University.  

$10; members $8. Includes parking and admission to the Indiana Experience that day.

This class is eligible for 2 general LEUs

Register online at www.indianahistory.org or call (317) 232-1882 for more information


"Preserving The Past, Serving The Present, Promoting The Future"

Wabash Valley Genealogy Society 

Based in Vigo County, Terre Haute, Indiana. Serving Clark, Crawford and Edgar Counties in Illinois.

Clay, Greene, Parke, Putnam, Sullivan, Vermillion and Vigo in Indiana


P.O. Box 7012

Terre Haute, Indiana 47802-7012


Society Email Address: wvgs@inwvgs.org

President: James Kane      Email: jjpkane@frontier.com

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