TIARA Monthly Meeting – December, 2018
December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
A Whole New World of Catholic Records.
Some of the oldest and best-preserved records are records of the Catholic Church. They are especially valuable as Catholic sacramental records can provide evidence of events before civil records registration. Until recently, locating and accessing them has required specialized knowledge and a lot of effort. With several providers posting new collections of Catholic records online, that is starting to change. Find out what records are available online, why they were created, and how to extract their genealogical value. Examples of records from around the world will be highlighted.
The speaker is Margaret Fortier. Named for her grandmothers and inspired by her mother’s phenomenal memory, Margaret R. Fortier is a genealogical researcher, lecturer, and writer. She is a Board-certified genealogist and holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. Her client and personal research focuses on French-Canadian, Italian, Irish, and Portuguese immigrants.
She is a volunteer researcher with the Boston Police Strike Project. She serves on the board of the Massachusetts Society of Genealogists and is a member of the New England chapter of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild as well as several local and national genealogical societies.