Learn How to Explore Catholic Church Records for Genealogy

Finding Ancestors in Catholic Records Webinar

For many localities, civil registrations of birth, marriage, and death are a modern convention with records beginning around in the early 1800s, if you are lucky. However, many church record collections of baptism, marriage, and funeral rites trace ancestors back many centuries. The Catholic Church began keeping these records at different time periods, but in some areas, priests recorded the earliest baptism in the 1500s.

Beyond providing details about the essential events in an individual’s life, Catholic Church records can provide clues to cracking the cases on family mysteries.

Author of the Catholic Genealogy Legacy QuickGuide™ and contributor to The Catholic Gene blog, Lisa Toth Salinas will provide tips and strategies for accessing the sacramental records in addition to other Catholic documents and sources. Her webinar is part of the  Lake Havasu Genealogical Society spring eConference “Moments of their Lives.”

The Moments of Their Lives eConference is a fundraiser for the Lake Havasu Genealogical Society which is ‘dedicated to collecting and preserving genealogical and historical data. The Lake Havasu Genealogical library currently has over 2,000 volumes of family history and genealogy books and over 6,000 periodicals.  The Lake Havasu Genealogical Society receives 25% of each registration fee to support their library and other objectives.
 During the Moments of Their Lives eConference, we will examine non-traditional records rich with in-depth details about your dearly departed. The eConference is open to anyone, with an internet connection, ready to have fun while learning!
This eConference features four hours of interactive instruction. Many speakers will take questions throughout their presentations! The speakers will convene for a final panel discussion to answer questions not finished during the webinars or any additional questions you have. It will be a great day for education and entertainment.
You can watch the live webinar presentations beginning at 8:30 AM (MST) via the link provided after registration.

Or you can watch the replay at your own leisure if you can not attend any session live. The replay will be available for those who pre-registered for up to on your own schedule for up to 30 days after the eConference. If you can’t make the live presentation, sign-up in advance for the replay.

Lake Havasu eConference
Lisa is a freelance writer and genealogist with a focus on Catholic research and the immigrant origins of her Hungarian, Croatian & Irish ancestors and their roots in the Northeast (New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts). She is the author of three Legacy Family Tree QuickGuides™: Catholic Genealogy, Hungarian Genealogy, and Croatian Genealogy. In addition to her other writing projects, Lisa is a contributing author for The Catholic Gene blog. She is active on Twitter as @smallestleaf and @catholicgene. Visit her website at smallestleaf.com



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