Genealogical Workshop - CEMETERY RESEARCH - Northwest Territory Genealogical Society

  • 15 Oct 2011
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Vincennes Fortnightly Club, 421 N. 6th Street, Vincennes, IN (Corner 6th & Seminary)

The Northwest Territory Genealogical Society of Knox County and the Knox County Public Library

The Northwest Territory Genealogical Society and the Knox County Public Library will cosponsor a half-day genealogical workshop at the Vincennes Fortnightly Clubhouse, 421 N. 6th St, on Saturday, October 15.

The workshop presenter is Joy Neighbors, who will give three sessions on several aspects of cemetery research. The topics are: “A Grave Interest,” which focuses on various genealogy records and information available throughout the cemetery; “Having the Last Say: Gravestone Inscriptions and Epitaphs;” and “Etched in Stone: Symbolism in Cemeteries.”

The first session begins at 1:00 p.m. and the final session will conclude at 4:00 p.m.

1:00 - 1:50 p.m.  A Grave Interest - Focuses on various records & informtion available throughtout the cemetery.

2:00 - 2:50 p.m.  Having the Last Say: Gravestone Inscriptions and Epitaphs

3:00 - 3:50 p.m.  Etched in Stone: Symbolism in Cemeteries

Refreshments will be served and door prizes will be given throughout the afternoon.

Joy Neighbors is a proud eighth-generation Hoosier, involved in genealogy since 2004. She is Advertising Chairperson for the Illinois State Genealogical Society and belongs to several other societies. Joy writes the cemetery blog “A Grave Interest,” and plans to release a book on cemeteries later this year. Check out her blog at

Preregistration for this event is recommended. Send you name, address, phone number and e-mail address with payment to the following address. The cost is $7.00. Checks should be made payable to the Northwest Territory Genealogical Society and mailed to NTGS, c/o Knox County Public Library, 502 N. 7th Street, Vincennes, IN 47591.

For more information contact the library at (812) 886-4380 and ask to be connected to the McGrady-Brockman-House.



"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


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