31 March 2016
Jamboree 2016 Speaker Spotlight: Cari A. Taplin, CG®
Sunday, June 5, 2016 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
SU033 An Obituary Obsession: Finding and Analyzing Obituaries for Successful Research
Participants will learn how to find, analyze and utilize obituaries in their research. Obituaries are an important tool for family history research and are an excellent starting point for many research problems. The presentation will demonstrate many typical and some not-so-typical aspects of obituaries. Interpreting and organizing clues found within obits and analyzing the information for credibility and reliability are valuable skills that will be demonstrated as well. Many fun and sometimes disturbing examples of obituaries will be used throughout. The program will end with methods for obtaining obituaries from online or offline sources. Level: Beg., Int.