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.