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Family History Month: Beginner's Guide to Vital Records

  • Dates: October 4, 2016
  • Address: 900 Library Plaza Fort Wayne, IN 46802
  • Times: 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
  • Admission: Free
  • Phone: (260) 421-1225
  • Website: Visit Website
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Beginner’s Guide to Vital Records – Delia Bourne, Discovery Center.
Vital records are the Holy Grail of genealogical records, providing a legal document that records a date of birth and parents, marriage date and place, or evidence of a death, perhaps providing parent’s names or cause of death. However, birth and death records were not commonly recorded until the 20th Century, and even the availability of marriage records depends on the locale and culture. This session will explain what can be found in a vital record, and what other sources may be used when the official record is missing.

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