11 March 2011

The Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society announces its April program, “Coffin Maker, Undertaker & Funeral Director: The Other Death Record Sources”


“Coffin Maker, Undertaker & Funeral Director:  
The Other Death Record Sources” 

Winchester, Va., March 2, 2011 — The Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society announces its April program, “Coffin Maker, Undertaker & Funeral Director: The Other Death Record Sources,” to be presented by Chuck Mason on Wednesday, April 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Handley Regional Library, 100 W. Piccadilly St., Winchester, Virginia (downstairs).
   
Researching funeral home records is a much-neglected genealogical tool. These seldom-tapped records can be a goldmine for the researcher, often yielding information unobtainable elsewhere. Chuck Mason will be presenting the types of information that can be found in funeral records and other death record sources which may help one discover more about their ancestors.
  
Charles S. “Chuck” Mason Jr., is a Certified Genealogist with over 15 years research experience, who specializes in Southern New Jersey and 19th and 20th Century death records. He is a Past President of the Fairfax Genealogical Society and the Mount Vernon Genealogical Society, and a member of several   genealogical and historical associations.  In addition to his volunteer activities, Chuck teaches genealogy classes for the Fairfax County Adult Education program and gives lectures at many conferences in the Mid-Atlantic area. Chuck is a frequent contributor to the National Genealogical Society Magazine and is a co-host of Tracing Your Family Roots at Fairfax Cable Television Channel 10. In July 2009 he received the Distinguished Service Award from NGS and the MVGS Sustained Service Award in 2010.
  
Please join us on April 6th at the Handley Library to learn how funeral records and other various death record sources may help you discover more information about your ancestors. The meeting is free, open to the public, and co-sponsored by the Shenandoah Valley Genealogical Society (SVGS) and the Stewart Bell Jr. Archives at Handley Library.  Additional information is available on the internet at http://www.svgs.org/ .
  
HOPE YOU CAN JOIN US FOR THIS SPECIAL EVENT!

Contact: Cindy Fordney
Phone: (540) 662-7768





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