Friday February 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
Meeting at Brandeis University, Mandel Center for the Humanities, Room G3.
(doors open at 7:00pm... a short business meeting at 7:30pm
will be followed by our speaker)
Professional genealogist Marian Pierre-Louis will present New Clues from Old Headstones:
Using gravestones to find unexpected sources.
How many times have you transcribed a gravestone and then moved on to the next one? You could be walking away
from valuable other clues. Learn how to interpret a gravestone for hints that will lead you to
new record sources. Just as important as text are clues such as location, type of stone, carver,
symbols and the epitaph. This talk will take you through specific examples to get the most out
interpreting gravestones. Gravestones are an often overlooked source of genealogical information that contribute
to the fabric of our knowledge of New England genealogy and history.
About the speaker:
Marian Pierre-Louis is a professional genealogist who specializes in educational outreach through webinars,
internet broadcasts and video. Her areas of expertise include house history research, southern New England research,
marketing for independent professionals and social media. Once a month you'll find her as the host of
the evening webinar series for Legacy Family Tree webinars.
Except July and August, TIARA usually meets either the second Friday evening of every month,
or on the following Saturday morning at various locations.
On Friday nights, the meetings will be held at - Room G3 in the Mandel Center for Humanities,
on the campus of Brandeis University, 415 South St., Waltham, Massachusetts.
( See the
Brandeis University campus map for directions. )
Note that parking is free and handicap parking is available directly in front of the building.
Public Transportation is available via the Brandeis/Roberts "T" stop however the station is approx. 1/2 mile
from the meeting facility. The meetings are free and open to the public,
but membership is encouraged.
The programs presented at the meetings vary, but may include general topics such as:
how to do genealogical research; Irish history; resources for Irish
research in the New England, Dublin, and Belfast area; and how to locate
ancestors in Maritime Canada, Northern Ireland, or the Republic of Ireland.
Note that each meeting will begin with a brief TIARA business meeting and announcements of
upcoming events that may be of interest to the members.
- For information about upcoming programs, write to:
- The Irish Ancestral Research Association
84 South St.
To receive meeting announcements by email, send a
request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meeting cancellations will appear on
Boston's Channel 7 or 56 by 1:00 PM in case of severe weather.
Cancellation Notices will also appear on Channel 7's website WHDH.
Also, if classes are cancelled at Brandeis due to weather, the TIARA meeting will also be cancelled.
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