Vital Records; the births, christenings, marriages, divorced, deaths, and burials of our ancestors, are the most important group of records to genealogists.  Learn where and how they are recorded and how to find them and what can substitute when official records are missing.

Session 2:  11:30 a.m.

Vital Records and Their Substitutes

Please join us on Saturday, February 15 as we explore the records to research when researching your ancestry.  Genealogist Billie Fogarty will help you with scrutinizing vital records or finding other records that are beneficial to your research.  She will be presenting four sessions throughout the day.  Registration is required for each session.

Registration will open Saturday, January 25th 

Billie Fogarty

A former history teacher, Billie Stone Fogarty now instructs genealogists on researching their family history, both in the classroom and on the lecture circuit nation-wide. Based in Oklahoma City, she has had extensive research experience in Washington, DC, at the National Archives, the national library for the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Library of Congress; in Salt Lake City, UT, at the Family History Library, the world’s largest genealogy library; and in Oklahoma City at the American Indian Archives under the care of the Oklahoma Historical Society. Other research sites have included libraries, courthouses, cemeteries, and archives in many states, including Alabama, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia, and the countries of Ireland and Wales.