This month: Bryan Mulcahy: Using Church Records to Document Life Events.
Church records are important component in genealogical research. This is especially true in two major scenarios:
Tracing ancestors prior to establish of civil registration abroad and maintain vital records on the county and state level in the United States.
Documenting many major family related events in a person’s life.
Religious institutions and entities were keeping track of the general population long before civil authorities assumed this responsibility. This seminar will touch on the benefits that church records can offer to genealogical research.