How to be a Better Genealogist: Records of the Funeral Director

How to be a Better Genealogist: Records of the Funeral Director
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Categories
Cemeteries & Burials
Birth, Marriage & Death Records
Date:
Thu 4 Jun 2020
Duration:
1 hour
Price:
£8.00
Places remaining:
27

You have your ancestors’ death certificates and maybe you’ve found where they are buried. But did you ever think about looking for an undertaker’s record?

At first, undertakers were woodworkers and their primary task was to make the coffin. If they had a horse and cart, they may have offered to get the body to the church. But gradually, as fewer people were dying at home and families were more dispersed, an undertaker’s role became key to organising the entire funeral. It’s possible that there are records on the family who attended, readings or inscriptions, memorial cards, and many other details.

In this one-hour talk, Brian Parsons looks at the information held in the largely untapped resource of funeral directing records.   

04/06/2020 14:00 - 15:00