New to obituaries? Always wondered what an obituary is and what it can be used for? This introductory talk will explain how to find, read and understand obituaries. A story usually starts at the beginning, but sometimes genealogists can learn more by starting at the end. Amanda Fallis will lead the first and fourth sessions. She has been a professional archivist for more than two years and has been an employee of New Orleans Public library for more than five years. She received her Masters of Library and Information Science with a special certification in archives and special collections in 2015 from the University of Southern Mississippi�s School of Library and Information Science. Amanda joined the Louisiana Division/City Archives and Special Collections that same year, where she has worked with the department�s extensive genealogy and city records, as well as with hundreds of other historic collections. Fallis is a member of the Society of American Archivists, Louisiana Archives and Manuscripts Association, and the Louisiana Library Association.