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Small Footprint, Big Apple: Researching Ancestors of Meager Means an

Event Type: Genealogy
Date: 12/4/2019
Start Time: 6:30 PM
End Time: 7:30 PM
Description:
 Many ancestors, particularly immigrants, often didn’t have assets that leave the kind of paper trail that genealogists most often rely on to gather family history. If they also had no fame (or infamy), you may feel that their trail has gone cold. The presented case study, using a new York City example, will teach you what other records can be used to trace your fameless fortuneless ancestors, wherever they lived.

Judith A. Herbert, Certified Genealogist® is a member of the Editorial Board of The Record, the quarterly peer reviewed journal of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B). Her genealogical book reviews appear regularly in the National Genealogical Society Quarterly. She specializes in records and research in New York, Connecticut and Massachusetts, from the Colonial period to the early twentieth-century. She teaches genealogy classes and is a guest lecturer for genealogical groups in the northeastern United States. She served as mentor for the ProGen 38 Study Group. Judith has been assisting clients with their research for over ten years. She lives in New York’s Capital District.

Location: Helderberg (Large) Meeting Room
Presenter: Judith A. Herbert