About the Speaker – Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Records Manager currently working as the Houston County, Tennessee Archivist. She is also a Professional Genealogist lecturing, teaching and writing about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual webinar presentations all across the United States for genealogical and historical societies. She writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives. She is the Reviews Editor for the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) magazine FORUM. She writes a bi-weekly advice column entitled The Archive Lady that can be viewed at www.GeneaBloggers.com. She has been researching her own family history for the past 26 years. .
About the Topic – Locating records for our ancestors can be a challenge at times. This is especially true if we live far from where our ancestor’s records are located. We should not become discouraged if we are not able to travel to our ancestor’s hometown or visit the archives where the records are housed. Also, we should not be lulled into thinking that everything is online. This presentation will give you some tools you can use to research your ancestor’s records near and far.
The date of the presentation is Tuesday, June 20 at 7pm.
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