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Church Records in Archives

  • 1 May 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
  • Zoom Webinar

Presented by Melissa Barker, sponsored by the Minnesota Genealogical Society.

Audience Level – All

Church record research is a must for any genealogist. Many of our archives have church records available to researchers. There are also independent church archives for specific religions or denominations that can help you discover your ancestor. Learn from seasoned genealogist and archivist – Melissa Barker – how to find church records in archives.

About the Speaker:
Melissa Barker is a Certified Archives Manager and Public Historian currently working at the Houston County, Tennessee Archives & Museum. She is affectionately known as The Archive Lady to the genealogy community. She lectures, teaches, and writes about the genealogy research process, researching in archives and records preservation. She conducts virtual presentations across the United States and other countries for various genealogy groups and societies. Melissa writes a popular blog entitled A Genealogist in the Archives and is a well-known published book reviewer. She has been a Professional Genealogist for the past 20 years with expertise in Tennessee records. She has been researching her own family history for the past 34 years.

Melissa’s previous MGS webinars available in the members-only area of the MGS website are:
4 May 2022 — “Diaries, Journals, and Calendars: Preserving and Documenting Your Ancestor’s Day-to-Day Life”
3 May 2023 — “Breathing New Life Into Your Boring Ancestors"



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