Historian Pamela Vittorio will present a genealogy and family history workshop and case study from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 24 at the Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse. The program 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. Tickets for both sessions and lunch are $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members. Tickets for one session only are $10 for Museum members and $12 for non-members. Members are asked to call 315-471-0593, ext. 12 to purchase tickets at the member price. Non-members may purchase tickets at https://eriecanalmuseum.org/store/product/genealogy-family-history-workshop/. Free parking is in the lot across the street from the Museum under routes 81 and 690.
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. She is an educator in New York City.
All proceeds from this workshop will benefit the archives and library of the Erie Canal Museum. For further information call 315-471-0593, extension 15, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.