The local church was a central part of our ancestors' lives. This session will explore how to use Roman Catholic Church records to find out more about the story of your ancestor, including baptism records, marriage registers, death registers, and confirmation records. The Historic Catholic Records Online Project at NEHGS will be highlighted in detail.
Melanie McComb, Genealogist at American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society, assists library visitors, both on-site and online, with their family history research. She also provides lectures on a variety of genealogical topics. Melanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the State University of New York at Oswego. Her areas of research interest include Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, Kansas, Prince Edward Island, Québec, and Ireland, and she is experienced in DNA, genealogical technology and social media, Jewish genealogy, and military records.