Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Genealogy Center To Offer Class on Vital Records

The Genealogy Center in Fort Wayne is offering a class, "Beginner's Guide to Vital Records," on Saturday, August 25 from 10 to 11 am in the library's Meeting Room A. Vital records are the Holy Grail of genealogical records, definitively providing a legal document that records a date of birth and parents, marriage date and place, or evidence of a death, perhaps providing parents or cause of death. However, birth and death records were not commonly recorded until the 20th century, and even the availability of marriage records depend on the locale and culture. In this class, Delia Bourne will explain what can be found in a vital record, and what other sources may be used when the official record is missing.

This is a free class, part of The Genealogy Center's Beginners' classes this summer. For more information, please see the brochure at

Please register for this class by calling (260) 421-1225 or sending an e-mail to Genealogy@ACPL.Info.

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