The AmericaGen Study Group – Chapter 13 “Vital Records” from Val Greenwood’s The Researchers Guide to American Genealogy, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company.) https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664
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Note: All panelists were invited ro read the chapter and then write about how that chapter relates to their personal research habits. AmericaGEN Study Group Chapter 13 Combined Homework: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GVBXnEXN3bKb-4ZJgHFvmNCPz7rBc6XbaSj1GFhP1PE/edit?usp=sharing
00:32:56 Cousin Russ: Wednesday, November 14, 2018 Chapter 13 Vital Records
00:33:36 Cousin Russ: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1GVBXnEXN3bKb-4ZJgHFvmNCPz7rBc6XbaSj1GFhP1PE/edit?usp=sharing
00:34:10 Cousin Russ: SYLLABUS Researchers Guide to American Genealogy 4th Edition by Val D. Greenwood, 2017 (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co.) Available in paperback https://www.amazon.com/Researchers-Guide-American-Genealogy-4th/dp/0806320664
00:35:05 Marceline Beem: Hello everyone!
00:38:25 Sheri Fenley: Good morning from smoky Stockton, California!
00:39:49 Sheri Fenley: Good to know, Thanks Myrt!
00:43:15 Molly McKinley: 2 of my paternal grandmother’s marriages have no proof of ending. Arkansas did not start keeping those records until 1914. My cousin told me they used to agree to separate and call it quits, then remarry if desired.
00:52:38 Molly McKinley: Burial permits are available for some places also. They include where they died and sometimes what they died of, what funeral home asked for the body and where they are buried.
00:53:03 Lisa Gorrell: Great suggestion, Molly!
00:55:10 Lisa Gorrell: I love delayed birth records–full of great info to help prove the birth.
00:56:47 Lisa Gorrell: From my grandfather’s, I found out there was a bible record that I then searched for in the family.
00:57:03 Danine Cozzens: I’m somewhat relieved to know neither Arkansas nor SC had divorce records, as I’ve never been able to find one for my g-g-gf who was a lawyer born in SC, and practicing in Arkansas. Claimed first wife died when she outlived him and all but one of their 10 children.
01:08:34 Molly McKinley: When my mother died, the hospice nurse declared her dead. Then the funeral director came for the body. No police at all.
01:08:38 DearMYRTLE .: That didn’t happen with the police with the death of my father and my step-mother. Hospice handled everything. The only people coming in were the funeral home people.
01:09:05 Hilary Gadsby: In England and Wales it depends on whether they have been seen by a doctor recently as to who can sign the documents.
01:10:42 DearMYRTLE .: That didn’t happen with the police with the death of my father and my step-mother. Hospice handled everything. The only people coming in were the funeral home people.
01:11:47 XT1710-02: when my stepmother passed, sheriff came in and had to get search warrant because she had been dead for a few days.
01:23:57 cyndy Bray: Check the Stanislaus county genealogical society website for burial information
01:28:50 Lisa Gorrell: Manuscript collections can be donated by a family where they live now.
01:31:59 cyndy Bray: I think Stanislaus has coroners reports online
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