CSI: Cemetery Research and Investigation

Date 18 November 2018 (2pm to 4pm)

Location  Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102

Attendance at the library is free and open to members and non-members. The presentation will also be offered as a free Webinar to members. To defray costs, non-members will be charged a $10 fee.

Webinar registration for members and non-members can be made by clicking here. Mail-in registrations will not be accepted.

Guest Speaker – Tina Beaird

Topic – CSI: Cemetery Research and Investigation

Topic Summary – There are many hands involved in the burial process from the county clerk to the undertaker and finally the cemetery. Each can offer clues into the circumstances surrounding your ancestor’s life and death. Did you have a family member whose body was transferred before burial? Does an ancestor have a symbol on their stone you just can’t explain? Tina will answer these questions as well as offer tips and suggestions for finding that elusive ancestor’s burial place and the types of information that may be found.

Bio –Tina Beaird is the owner of Tamarack Genealogy and is a Genealogy & Local History librarian at a mid-sized Chicagoland public library. She holds a Master of Library and Information Science degree with a specialization in Archives/Preservation from Dominican University. Tina lectures at the national, state and local level on topics including genealogical methodology, military research and archival preservation. Tina has offered assistance to researchers for over 12 years and occasionally still finds time to conduct her own family research, which she has been pursuing for over twenty years.

Currently, she is an active member of the Society of American Archivists and the American Library Association. Tina is a board director for the Northern Illinois Historic League, the Illinois State Historic Records Advisory Board and the Illinois State Genealogical Society. She volunteers her time with two local historical societies; the Oswego heritage Association and the Plainfield Historical Society.