Know & Go: Cemetery Searching for Genealogical and Local History Research

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Course Details
Course Type: 
Target Audience: 
Librarians, Genealogists, Local Historians, General Researchers
Course Description

Cemetery Searching may seem morbid; yet cemeteries, headstones, and their corresponding records contain a wealth of information about ancestors and a location's most prominent citizens. This workshop will show participants the types of information found when researching cemeteries, how to locate burial records, and point researchers towards best practices in cemetery research for genealogical and local history research.

Learning objectives for this session include

Learning Objectives:
At the end of this workshops participants will be able to do the following:

  • Identify possible cemetery locations for potential research
  • Locate burial/cemetery records for potential research
  • Utilize digital and original records for research
  • Build a directory of possible research locations and the sources of information for each
  • Recognize potential pitfalls during the research process.


Homework Expectations
Session Information
Session Duration: 
This course consists of a 1-hour session.
Contact Hours: 
Maggie Rose -