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Free genealogy class on obituaries in Sherman April 10
By Texoma Genealogy Group
Apr 10, 2019
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How do we, as genealogists, benefit from obituaries? How/where can obituaries of our ancestors be found? Why do we care? 

Sometimes our first news that someone has passed away is found in the daily newspaper in the obituary section.  This was especially true before the internet and privacy concerns of today.  Obituaries can have minimal information, with very few specifics: name and death date, with no funeral arrangements.  Others can be full of information genealogists consider to be a gold mine.  The character and social status of the deceased person, who actually writes the obituary, the expense and the knowledge of family members or friends who contribute information to an obituary all influence what is put in an obituary.

Carol Beck will explain where to look for obituaries, dissect select ones for information, discuss why the information is important and show how to organize that information for your family tree. 

Join us for our free genealogy class on obituaries, Wednesday, April 10  from 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m. at Sherman Parks and Recreation, 1002 N. Music St., Sherman, Texas. 

For more information, contact Cindy Barnhart, 512-293-4398, cbarnhart50@gmail.com  or Carol Beck, 903-893-4000, carolsbeck@yahoo.com OR visit our website, www.texomagenealogygroup.com.