Family History Workshop


With Pamela Vittorio, Historian & Professional Genealogist

Saturday, March 14, 2020 from 12:00 PM – 2:30 PM

  • General Public: $15 per session or $25 for both sessions
  • Museum Members: $12 per session or $22 for both sessions
    • Members should call (315) 471-0593 x10 to purchase space at the member price.

Note: We are unable to offer refunds for event reservations. Please be sure you can attend prior to reserving your space. All event reservations/ticket sales are final.


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Session 1. 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Branching Out: Strategies for Expanding Your Family Tree

When your research gets stuck at a brick wall, what can you do? In this workshop, the presenter uses case studies with various strategies for expanding your family tree – from finding maiden names of female ancestors to understanding DNA research.

Session 2. 1:15 PM – 2:15 PM

2020 Hindsight: A Look at Records for Genealogical Research

Explore the lives of your ancestors by backtracking through different records types at various locations (online and in repositories), such as archival records, census records, church records, diaries, directories, immigration and naturalization records, land records, maps and surveys, military records, newspapers, probates, tax records, and vital records. The presenter provides plenty of time for Q&A.

All proceeds from this event benefit the Archives and Library of the Erie Canal Museum.