Class: Southern Research with Sara Gredler
Class will be on October 7 from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm in the East Meeting Room at the Harmony Library
This class is free, but you must REGISTER below to receive the handout.
Everyone that is interested in genealogy or family history is welcome!
Southern research can be challenging due to lost records, records that were never kept at all, and multiple ethnic groups who lived in widespread areas, often separated more by geography than political boundaries. This class will dive into historic documents including land records, probate records, tax records, and maps, as well as the methodologies for using these records effectively in your research. The class will review methodologies to work around lost records and use the Genealogical Proof Standard to ensure that your research is correct.
Sara Gredler has worked in genealogy and history for over 25 years. She is a Certified Genealogist® and Accredited Genealogist® and previously worked as a professional genealogist at AncestryProGenealogists for nearly five years. Her primary research locations in the US are the South, the Mid-Atlantic, and New England, and she also focuses on genetic genealogy. She has a Masters in Historic Preservation and previously worked as an architectural historian and as a GIS/database designer at an architecture and engineering firm in Texas.
Sara received her Certified Genealogist® credential in May 2020 and her Accredited Genealogist® credential in December 2021. She serves as a mentor for the “Mastering Genealogical Proof” eight-week study groups, now under the umbrella of the ProGen Study Groups. She has spoken at local, state, regional, and national-level conferences, with a focus on social history and how it affected our ancestors. She has attended institute courses at GRIP (Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh), SLIG (Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy) since 2013, ranging from African American research and Law for Genealogists to Russian genealogical methodologies, and attended the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (GenFed) in August 2022.
Sara Gredler, Certified Genealogist® and Accredited Genealogist®
National Genealogical Society Board of Directors, Director Region 1, 2022-2026
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Please register below for this class to receive the handout
Handouts will be sent to our attendees the night before the class!