WMGS Monthly Meeting: Introduction to U.S. Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church
January 4, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Popular genealogist and author Sunny Jane Morton will help us kick off the new year! At our January 4th meeting, Sunny will present “Introduction to U.S. Church Records: Why We Care Where Grandma Went to Church.”
As Sunny has noted, U.S. church records of many denominations can reveal ancestors’ vital events, maiden names, family relationships, overseas birthplaces, and other information such as our ancestors’ religious practices and residences. Sunny will help us learn what these records may look like, how to identify an ancestral church, locate extant records, and tell us where we might locate them.
Sunny’s acclaimed book on this topic, “How to Find Your Family History in U.S. Church Records” (co-authored with Harold Henderson), has become a bestseller. Sunny is a popular speaker at genealogy conferences and seminars around the U.S. and world. She’s especially known for expertise in tracing U.S. ancestors, her unique comparisons
of the industry’s largest websites, and inspiring presentations on how to reconstruct
and tell meaningful stories from the past.