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March 9, 2019 Topic:

Cari Taplin
Cari A. Taplin, CG

The Most Prominent Citizens:
Using County & Local Histories to Locate Ancestors

By Cari A. Taplin, CG

County histories were generally compiled after the 1876 U.S. centennial celebration and were popular from about 1880-1920. They were generally not documented at all, but through correlation with other research, these voluminous tomes can help researchers put their ancestors in their proper geographical and historical context. These books are becoming increasingly available on the Internet. In this program, Cari will demonstrate various examples of county histories, discuss their background, show you how to find them and share some examples of how they can benefit your research.


About Cari A. Taplin, CG


Cari A. Taplin is related to Roy Rogers. Or at least that’s what her family told her. As a result, finding her true heritage has been her focus since the year 2000. She is a native of Wood County, Ohio but migrated to Wyoming, Colorado and now Pflugerville, Texas which is just outside Austin. Cari holds the Certified Genealogist® credential and has served in a wide variety of volunteer and leadership positions for state, local, and national societies. She currently serves on the board of the Association for Professional Genealogists. She is the Vice President of Membership for the Federation of Genealogical Societies. As the owner of GenealogyPANTS, she provides speaking, research, and consultation services. Cari focuses on midwestern and Great Lakes states and methodology. When she’s not working on her genealogy, she is a wife and mother of two/too cute kids.



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Meeting Date, Time and Location

February 9, 2019
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Old Quarry Branch Library
7051 Village Center Dr. [Far West]
Austin, Tx.  78731