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Stories from the Archives: Family Registers

August 11 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EDT

Cost: Free

Family registers provide a snapshot of a family’s members, the vital events in their lives, and a listing of children. Made popular in the 19th century with the advent of American genealogy, these pre-printed lithographs or hand-drawn registers may be the only source of vital information when church records don’t survive, or civil vital registration had not yet begun. This session will look at several examples of family registers in the R. Stanton Avery Special Collections at American Ancestors, discuss what type of information you may find, and provide tips on finding examples at other repositories and archives. We’ll also discuss ways to preserve such items in your personal collection.

Details

Date:
August 11
Time:
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Cost:
Free
Website:
https://www.americanancestors.org/events/stories-archives-family-registers

Organizer

American Ancestors / NEHGS
Phone:
617-226-1226
Email:
education@nehgs.org
Website:
https://www.americanancestors.org/education/events-and-programs

Venue

online
No Address
Boston, 02116
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Phone:
617-226-1226
Website:
AmericanAncestors.org

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