The Niagara County Genealogical Society will be hosting the free program "Getting the Most from Cemeteries in your Genealogy Research” on Wednesday, September 28th at 7pm at 215 Niagara St., Lockport. Cemetery research is an integral part of genealogical research. Join us as Michelle Ann Kratts teaches us the importance of visiting cemeteries, how to find a cemetery where your ancestors are buried, how to locate graves, how to make a gravestone rubbing, what records are available, cemetery photo tips, online cemetery resources, and local helpful information.
Michelle Ann Kratts is a former Niagara Falls City Historian, a local history librarian at the Lewiston Public Library and has written, edited or contributed to several books of local interest including: The Missed, tales of spirit and tragic end at Niagara; Haunted, true tales of Niagara; Anna Edson Taylor, the Queen of Oakwood; Angels on the Battlefield, Niagara’s Civil War Past; The Italians of Niagara Falls (Vols. I and II); Buon Appetito, Niagara’s early Italian-American culinary traditions and From the Mouth of the Lower Niagara River. Her latest work, Niagara Falls in World War II, will be released by the History Press in November of 2016. She holds degrees from Niagara University, the University of Toronto and the University of New York at Buffalo.