OneGreatFamily Guest Newsletter
April 8, 2005

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Introducing "Lisa Lights the Way", an exclusive column by Lisa South

Each Week Lisa Will Bring a Wealth of Information to Newsletter Readers

You may have noticed some wonderful articles in the past several newsletters by Lisa South. Lisa has agreed to be an exclusive regular contributor to our weekly newsletter. Published under the title, "Lisa Lights the Way", her column will contain tips and techniques to help you in your genealogy research.

So far she has already done articles covering topics from tips for finding your native American ancestors to making the most of your visit to the library to the proper way to evaluate genealogy sources. You can look forward to her regularly providing practical advice that can save you time and make your efforts more fruitful.

We thought you might like to get to know a little about Lisa and her involvement in genealogy:

Lisa South has been involved in genealogy since her college days, when she earned her Certification as a Specialist in North American Genealogical research from Brigham Young University in 1976.

Since then, Lisa has worked as a professional genealogist, researching family histories and bringing families closer together. She taught college level courses in genealogy for four years. In addition, she has volunteered continuously in local Family History Centers.

With her sister, Pamela, Lisa researched and wrote a fascinating book recounting the family history of her own pioneer ancestors. A Civil War buff, Lisa is a voracious reader and especially enjoys historical novels. She also loves doing handwork and in her spare time, crochets special leper bandages which she donates to the humanitarian center of the LDS church.

Family has always been important to Lisa. She maintains a close relationship with her parents and six siblings. She is married, has four children and is the beloved "Nana" to six grandchildren.

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Lisa Lights the Way

Funeral Directors Records

by Lisa South, Certified Genealogist

Funeral directors usually maintain private records which are available at the discretion of the director. Every experience I have had with funeral directors has been positive and helpful, but you must remember that these are their records!

Death records will give the name and address of the funeral director. Obituaries usually give this type of information as well. If you don’t know which funeral home handled the funeral of your ancestor, you can contact the ones in the area that existed at the time of your ancestors death. A helpful reference is the American Blue Book of Funeral Directors, published in New York by the National Funeral Directors Association. This book contains the names of cemeteries organized by location. It is available in most public and genealogical libraries and often in your local funeral homes.

Funeral records can be full of important genealogical information, but as you evaluate them, remember that the information is only as accurate as the source. Sometimes the person who gave the information to the funeral director did not have the accurate information.

When writing to funeral directors, keep your requests short and always include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

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Since 1985 Genealogy Research Associates has helped people trace, compile, and publish their family histories. Their mission is to simplify the research process, provide practical educational training, preserve primary original documents, and create innovative information technologies. They educate in how to complete your genealogy, help find records, locate professional researchers, and help you get organized.
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