Church records contain surprises, not just baptisms, marriages and deaths. They provide clues to much more, including town of origin and immigration information, how active families were in their church, and their financial situation. Churches predate government, and often have information on under-represented people; women, minorities, immigrants, and young children. Learn how to identify your ancestor’s place of worship, access surviving records and solve problems such as maiden names and overseas birthplaces.
Jacquie has volunteered at the local Family History Center for 15 years, and teaches genealogy at local high schools, and area libraries. She is active in several genealogy societies. She is a retired school secretary, allowing her free time to pursue new information.