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What information can you find in historical documents?
Genealogy presentation looks at records with a new eye

Suzanne Young Brayer (Courtesy)

Suzanne Young Brayer (Courtesy)

The Northern Arizona Genealogy Society (NAGS) offers a free presentation titled “What does that Document REALLY Say?” at its monthly meeting at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 27, at the Family History Center, 1001 Ruth St., Prescott. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 2 p.m.

Suzanne Young Brayer began researching her family history in the early 1980s. She and her father pieced together an ancestry that included a family member on the Mayflower, in the Revolutionary War, and as German immigrants in the 1880s. A few criminals along the way represent a well-rounded version of the American “melting pot” culture.

Brayer is a member of the Arizona Council of Professional Genealogists and is a past president of the Family History Society of Arizona. She teaches genealogy classes, and has more than 25 years’ experience in genealogy.

The presentation is open to the public and will answer questions such as What is the source of the data? How do we draw responsible conclusions?

“In this discussion, we will look at various types of documents and attempt to determine what is the good from the bad,” the NAGS press release states. “We will look at those documents with a ‘new’ eye.”

Park at the rear of the Church of Jesus Christ Latter-day Saints building and enter the double doors in back.

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