Pamela J. Vittorio, professional historian and genealogist, presents a family history research workshop at the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse, on Saturday, March 14. This event includes two sessions, raffle prizes, and light refreshments. Free parking is available in the lot across from the Museum in downtown Syracuse.
During the first session, Vittorio uses case studies to explore the many research strategies you can employ to expand your family tree-from finding maiden names of female ancestors to understanding DNA evidence. During the second session, our presenter discusses how you can do more research on your ancestors by backtracking through record types in various physical and online locations. Examples of such records include census records, church records, military records, maps and surveys, and diaries.
Pamela Vittorio is a professional historian and genealogist. She manages the Finding Their Routes-Family History & Genealogy Facebook page, does research for a variety of clients, and is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists. She is a native of Chittenango, New York, and works as an educator in New York City.
Each session lasts about an hour and includes time for questions and answers. Tickets for Erie Canal Museum members are $12 for one session and $22 for both. The price for non-members is $15 for one session and $25 for both. Non-members may purchase tickets on the Shop page of our website or at the door. Museum members are asked to phone 315-471-0593, extension 10 to purchase their tickets. All proceeds from this special program support the Museum’s library and archives.
We hope to see you at what is sure to be an informative program!
The Erie Canal Museum is partially funded by a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.