What can you find in Post Office Records?

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Birth, marriage, and death records, oh my! After you scour the vital records, you moved on to the census records. Then what? Well, Diane L Richards has three quiz-type questions to ask yourself about the Post Office.

  • Did you know that the 1800s post offices managed newspaper and magazine subscriptions?
  • Did you know that individuals weren’t the only ones who subscribed to these publications? Did you know that businesses and establishments (e.g., hotels) often subscribed to publications to be read by many in a community?
  • Did you know that many ‘extinct’ small communities were once the backbone of the extensive post office network? Did you know the locations of these old posts offices provide important clues to where our ancestors lived
If you didn’t know these facts, then you need to sign up for Diane L Richard’s presentation that is part of the Lake Havasu Genealogical Society spring eConference “Moments of their Lives.”  Her session:
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
Diane L Richard has M.E. and M.B.A. degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).  She has been a genealogy researcher since 1987 and professional since 2004. Diane focuses on southern, African-American, and lineage research plus invaluable genealogical tools. She has researched NC roots for the popular TV show “Who Do You Think You Are?” and appeared on the Bryan Cranston episode.
She has authored almost 300 articles on genealogy topics for such publications as Internet Genealogy, Your Genealogy Today (was Family Chronicle), and other publications.  From 2010-2017 she was the editor of the blog, Upfront with NGS, and published over 2000 posts. She is currently editor of the North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) journal.

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