Historian Pamela Vittorio will conduct this genealogy and family history workshop and case study on Saturday, March 24 at the Erie CanalMuseumin downtown Syracuse. The event will include two sessions on strategies to unravel family history mysteries, as well as lunch, door prizes and a raffle drawing for 10 hours of genealogy consultation research. The first session, starting at 10:00 a.m., will focus on the use of artifacts, published material and hidden collections in genealogy research. Participants are encouraged to bring images or photos and questions about an ancestor for this session. In the second session, starting at 12:00 p.m., participants will learn how some of these strategies helped trace a World War One dagger from Canada to its possible original owner.
Pamela Vittorio is a professional genealogist with roots in the Erie Canal community of Chittenango, New York. She specializes in a variety of research topics, including the Canal, migration, historic sites, the Civil War, and cartography. She has served on the board of the Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, and has been the editor of its newsletter.
All proceeds from this event will benefit the archives and library of the Erie Canal Museum. Tickets for both sessions and lunch are just $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members. Tickets for one session of your choice are $10 for Museum members and $12 for non-members. Click hereto purchase tickets. Members are asked to call 315-471-0593, ext. 12 to purchase tickets at the member price. Free parking is in the lot across the street under routes 81 and 690. We hope you’ll join us for this great program!