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Junior Genealogists' Halloween: Why Genealogists Love Death Records
Learn history of funeral, burial, and mourning practices; the genealogical value of death records; and why genealogists are not afraid of ghosts.
Katie Rebecca Garner
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This class introduces the fun of genealogy by combining it with Halloween. What more appropriate time to introduce learners to genealogy? Genealogists like to study dead people, and death is one thing that makes Halloween spooky! The class will be mainly presented as a lecture, but will include quizzes and games to test the students knowledge. We will learn about funeral, burial, and mourning practices from various cultures and time periods across the world. Then we will learn about death...
This class is taught in English.
Students will learn some historical funeral, burial, and mourning practices. They will also learn about death records and the information they contain. Students may wish to explore death records in their own families.
I have an associate's degree in family history research and I'm a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists.
No homework will be given, but some students may wish to explore death records of their own ancestors.
Students who wish to be extra spooky when sharing ghost stories may wish to bring a flashlight or an extra lamp.
Quizzes and games will be used throughout the presentation to determine how much students are learning.
1 hour per week in class, and maybe some time outside of class.
This class will talk extensively of death. Some of the cultures we will review practiced human sacrifice. Children who are sensitive to this topic should not enroll.
Katie Rebecca Garner
🇺🇸Lives in the United States
10 total reviews
23 completed classes
I was introduced to family history through a mission with my church, where I served in FamilySearch. This inspired me to seek a career in genealogy. I graduated BYU-Idaho with an associate's degree in 2018. I joined the Association of Professional...