Apr 12, 2022

Kay Haviland Freilich. R.I.P.

Kay Haviland Freilich, a genealogical records specialist, died on Sunday, March 20, 2022. She was 81.

In the late 1980s, she discovered her real passion for genealogy and became a board-certified genealogical records specialist in 1994 and then a certified genealogical lecturer. In 2012, she was elected as a fellow of the National Genealogical Society.

She was president of the Board for Certification of Genealogists from 2002 to 2004 and was also a trustee and a member-at-large.

Freilich authored several articles focused primarily on genealogical research techniques in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. In 2014, she and her husband authored Genealogy and the Law: A Guide to Legal Sources for the Family Historian.

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