“Coffin Maker, Undertaker & Funeral Director:
The Other Death Record Sources”
March 2, 2011 — The Shenandoah Valley Ge nealogical 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 ge
nealogical 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 Ge
nealogist 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 Ge nealogical Society and the Mount Vernon Ge nealogical Society, and a member of several ge nealogical and historical associations. In addition to his volunteer activities, Chuck teaches ge nealogy 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 Ge nealogical 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 Ge
nealogical 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
Email: [email protected]
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