Posted by on October 31, 2011 in Social Media

Headstones and cemeteries can hold valuable details but visiting them in person isn’t always as easy as it sounds. Join ProGenealogist’s Lorraine Bourne as she shows you how to dig up details ranging from where your ancestor is buried to what his or her tombstone looks like – all without leaving your house! You’ll get the skinny on where to find photos, transcriptions, and more both on and elsewhere on the Web during our Halloween cemetery special.

The event will be happening today @ 1 pm EDT (10 am PDT).

The broadcast will be aired on the Livestream channel, as well as from our Livestream Tab on Facebook.

And if you can’t make it? Don’t worry, you’ll be able to watch the event recording right after it’s over on the Facebook page.

About our experts:

Lorraine Bourne is a professional genealogist and family history instructor with specialties ranging from American roots to conducting research online. She currently works with ProGenealogists, the research division of

Watch the Livestream broadcast below:



When will you people learn to tell time? Daylight Savings Time in the US does not end until November 6th.

Therefore, 1pm EST does not actually exist today. Do you mean 1pm EDT or something else? This is not the first time you have posted such inanity.

October 31, 2011 at 10:56 am

Changing it after the fact (and the time stated) is totally disingenuous.

October 31, 2011 at 11:09 am
Andy Hatchett 


I keep telling you, it is the air in Provo!

October 31, 2011 at 9:28 pm

Why did you delete my last message???

“Actualy, it might be the “air” hanging over Haight-Ashbury. He is a guy from Boston currently working out of San Francisco.”

November 1, 2011 at 2:40 pm
Jim McAleney 

Thank you for some good information. I had a problem with the video being too fuzzy so it was hard to see exactly what Lorraine was doing.

November 1, 2011 at 7:12 pm
Laurie Sargent 

I do not like the census records. So far, they have told me nothing except that my family lived there. i could use some access to birth records, marriage records and my ancestors lived in Kansas and Tipperary, and with a common Irish name, it’s pretty difficult to run them down. And, my ancestor’s name was Patrick, as was his father and his grandfather. Any solutions?

November 5, 2011 at 6:28 pm
Andy Hatchett 


Not all records are online- and probably never will be. That said, a census tells much more than just where a person lived. There is all sorts of information on a census that can help you find more info on the person.

Have you used Ancestry’s Card Catalog to see just what records are available for Kansas and Tipperary?

November 7, 2011 at 10:03 am