March 6, 2019 – Tombstones will be the focus of the next meeting of Salina Public Library’s Family History Detectives. Mary Douglass, a retired professional genealogist, will speak. The free presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. March 14 in the library’s Prescott Room.

Graveyards and tombstones can be important resources for genealogy research. They can reveal dates of birth and death and previously unknown family members. Additionally, they offer a gathering place for family remembrance. Douglass will cover caring for tombstones and doing tombstone rubbings.

Douglass has more than 40 years of writing and lecturing experience. She owned Historical Matters – Research in Kansas and now volunteers as a genealogist for the library. Douglass is a past associate of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, trustee of the Association of Professional Genealogists, and director of the Genealogical Speakers Guild. She has lectured for the National Genealogical Society and Federation of Genealogical Societies.

Family History Detectives, formerly known as the Genealogy Club, meets August through November and January through May. Meetings are open to the public. In place of a regular meeting, a lock-in to allow for assistance on genealogy research will be offered in April. For more information, contact Librarian Barbara Mulvihill at, (785) 825-4624, ext. 234, or visit the library at 301 W. Elm.