Using Funeral Programs to Inform Genealogy Research

Funeral programs are a unique artifact prevalent in African American communities. Produced at death, these programs record biographical details along with family names, dates, and locations. All the data that we family researchers love to have in our own collections. Join Genealogist Renata Y. Sander to learn more about identifying funeral program collections and how they might inform your own family history.

About the presenter: Renate Yarborough Sanders is the descendant of formerly enslaved ancestors, enslavers, and free people of color. She authors two blogs: “Into the LIGHT” and “Genea-Related;” and produces a “(Mostly) African-American Funeral Programs” online database. Renate cohosts “Let’s Talk North Carolina Genealogy,” and she has served as panelist and guest on numerous web shows and podcasts. Renate has contributed to genealogical publications, and she volunteers as an indexer, transcriptionist, and as a volunteer photographer in the genealogy community. She provides coaching and consultation services for clients seeking assistance with genealogical research.

Friday, February 16, 2024, 2-3 p.m. EST


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Feb 16 2024


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Feb 16 2024
  • Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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