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Resurrecting the Past: How Cemeteries and Their Records Speak to Researchers

Written on: September 26th, 2017 in Blog PostsDelaware HistoryEvents at the ArchivespreservationResearch Room

On Saturday, October 7, 10:30 a.m. Kevin Barni, Historical Marker Program Coordinator at the Delaware Public Archives, will present a program at the Archives about the importance of cemetery research. Both professional and amateur genealogists have spent countless hours documenting local cemeteries. Their contributions provide insight on the people interred there, and the visible landscape. This presentation discusses the types of records found within cemeteries, and the knowledge gained from studying them. The usefulness of these records will be explored through two case studies.

Kevin Barni is the Delaware Public Archives’ Historical Marker Program Coordinator. He received his M.A. in Historic Preservation from the University of Delaware in 2016. Throughout his career Kevin has explored historic sites throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, and his primary interests include funerary landscapes and architecture, and the communities these sites serve.

The program is free to the public and will last approximately one hour. No reservations are required. For more information, contact Tom Summers (302) 744-5047 or e-mail thomas.summers@state.de.us.


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