The Genealogy Center's summer series, Tree Talks, continues on Saturday, August 25, 2012 with "Beginner's Guide to Vital Records." Vital records are the Holy Grail of genealogical records, definitively providing a legal document that records a date of birth and parents, marriage date and place, or evidence of a death, perhaps providing parents or cause of death. However, birth and death records were not commonly recorded until the 20th Century, and even the availability of marriage records depend on the locale and culture. This class will explain what can be found in a vital record, and what other sources may be used when the official record is missing. Tree Talks classes are 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in Meeting Room A. For more information, see the Tree Talks brochure. Please register for this free class by calling 260-421-1225 or send an email to Genealogy@ACPL.Info.