Digging up Cemetery Records

Saturday, May 18, 2019
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Community Room

Learn how to find your buried ancestors including when and where they were buried, helpful websites and databases, and what to bring to the cemetery for a successful outing. In addition, learn how to utilize two charts to aid in your research: one to help you record your cemetery information, and the other to keep track of who is buried in which cemetery.

Social Hour at 1 p.m.

This is an informal social hour with others who are interested in genealogy. The goal is to share experiences with fellow genealogists and hopefully gain new insights. Think of the most important question or issue that you have about your genealogy. It may be a brick wall that you are facing with one of your ancestors, a question of wanting to know where to find a particular resource, or a success that you are dying to share with the rest of us. Bring in genealogy books and periodicals that you are no longer using and make them available to people who can make use of them.

About the Presenter

Toni McKeen has been doing genealogy research on her own extensive Italian and her husband’s Irish family for the last 29 years. She now has more than 9,100 of her closest family members entered in her Family Tree Maker program. Toni has identified relatives on extended branches who married into the family including those from various immigrant ethnic groups as well as others who have been here long enough to practically have greeted George Washington when he arrived. She is a member of several genealogical organizations.

Toni was born in Miami, Florida. She earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Biology from C.W. Post College on L.I. She has been married for over 40 years, and has two children and two grandchildren. Her training from her research background, while earning her degrees in biology, helped her to establish organized systems and charts for recording family information for herself and her students, a problem for most researchers. Toni enjoys traveling yearly to Italy to visit the towns of her ancestors in search of additional photos and original documents of her distant relatives to round out her research from the various towns in the regions of the Amalfi Coast, Calabria, and Sicily.

Darien Library is proud to co-sponsor this event with the Middlesex Genealogical Society.

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