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Milwaukee County Genealogical Society
MCGS Membership - "Using Alternative Resources to Fill in the Blanks" By Cathy A. Dailey
- Milwaukee County Genealogical Society membership meetings are now back in person at the Central Library (and will continue to be also online). The meetings will start with a short business meeting, followed by our speaker presentation at 1:30pm. Cathy will be speaking in person at the library.

"Using Alternative Resources to Fill in the Blanks"
By Cathy A. Dailey

When ancestors’ vital records are missing, where do you go to fill in the blanks? By tapping alternative resources, we’ll discuss “round-about” problem-solving methods for locating those pesky “hidden” family members.

The conversation will provide direction, options and techniques for finding resources that can result in a richer ancestral landscape. Getting to the resource is the first step – “mining the find” completes the process.

The presentation includes case studies that visualize the usage of substitute resources, including newspaper collections, city directories, property records, probate files, coroner’s reports, church/diocesan records, cemetery and funeral home archives to piece together the details involving two shipwrecks; the poisoning and subsequent death of her 2X great grandfather; and a lawsuit filed by her 2X great grandmother following the construction-site death of her immigrant husband.

About Cathy A. Dailey:

My presentations meld a learning component with actual case studies to illustrate research techniques. My goal is to teach skills you can use to help break through your brick walls.

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(Registration is limited to 100 attendees at meeting.)
Reminder email will be sent before meeting.

May 19, 2023 01:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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