The Pierre-Fort Pierre Genealogical Society meets each month on the third Tuesday, 7pm at the LDS Church (506 N. Jefferson, Pierre), unless otherwise listed. Visitors are welcome.
April Meeting will be held on April 21st.
Mariah Pokorny will be the presenter of the Pierre/Ft. Pierre Genealogical Society program this month.
Miriah is the State Registrar for the Department of Health, Office of Vital Records. She was Deputy Registrar under Kathi Mueller and Anthony Nelson until she assumed the Registrar role in July 2011.
The State Department of Health has charge of the registration of births, deaths, fetal deaths, burials, marriages, and divorces that occur in the state. The role of the State Registrar is unique within state and territorial government, with only 57 registrars in the United States at any given time. The responsibilities span various aspects of customer service, health and vital statistics, legal and regulatory development and interpretation, information technology, security, public administration and training.
The presentation will include what records are available, the process to obtain those records, and other genealogical resources available throughout the state.
There will be a question and answer period after the presentation.