“Get Me to the Church on Time:
Finding Religious Records”
Presented by Janice Sellers
Religious records are often important substitutes when vital records are lost or never existed, but they also add depth to our understanding of our ancestors. Beyond the expected birth, marriage, and death records, religious records can include membership lists, missionary records, financial records, disciplinary actions, and more.
Janice Sellers is a professional genealogist who is passionate about her work. She loves to research her own family and everyone else’s and will talk your ear off about genealogy given the chance.
She specializes in Jewish, forensic, and newspaper research, edits three genealogy journals, and serves on the boards of three genealogy societies.
Her Web site is ancestraldiscoveries.blogspot.com
About our Meetings:
The Genealogical Society General meetings are open to the public, with no admission fee. Feel free to drop in! Bring your friends as everyone is welcome. Come early and ask your burning genealogical questions of other members before the meeting.
We meet on the 4th Wednesday of every month, with a couple of exceptions. November's meeting is held on the 3rd Wednesday, due to Thanksgiving. There is no general meeting in May, due to our Annual Picnic, nor in December, due to the holidays and our Winter Holiday Party.
Annually, several of our regularly scheduled meetings have a certain focus: April, we hold our Annual General Meeting and Elections (but there's usually a presentation also); May of each year we hold an Anniversary Celebration or Annual Picnic; and in September, we have a workshop.