Explore Your Jersey Roots Lectures sponsored by GSNJ, CJGC and NJSA

In celebration of New Jersey’s 350th, the State Archives, Genealogical Society of New Jersey (GSNJ) and Central Jersey Genealogy Club (CJGC) have come together to present an evening lecture series and all-day spring program in May-June.

The evening lectures will run on Tuesday/Wednesday evenings from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. (following extended public research hours in the State Archives’ Microfilm Reading Room), as follows:

  • Wed., 14 May: “Understanding Your Revolutionary War-Period Ancestor” by Larry Kidder
  • Tues., 20 May: “Don’t Forget the Ladies: A Genealogists’ Guide to Women and the Law” by Judy G. Russell
  • Wed., 28 May: “The ABCs of DNA” by Judy G. Russell
  • Tues., 3 June: “Military Records at the New Jersey State Archives” by Catherine Stearns Medich
  • Wed., 11 June: “Using the Records of the East and West Jersey Proprietors” by Joseph R. Klett

JerseyRoots2014logoThe Saturday event (which will also be GSNJ’s spring program) on 14 June will feature:

  • “Owning New Jersey: Finding History and Genealogy in the Land Records” by Joseph A. Grabas
  • Short case studies by genealogists C. Arthur Lawton, Melissa Johnson and Joseph R. Klett
  • One-on-one consultations with genealogical experts from GSNJ, CJGC and the State Archives
  • Research time in the Archives’ Microfilm Reading Room

Please see the GSNJ website for more information. Registration for the evening lectures is $10/lecture, or $45 for all five. Registration for the spring program on 14 June is $30, and includes a boxed lunch.

All programs will be held at 225 West State Street, Trenton (the NJ State Archives/Department of State building). Free parking will be available behind the building and behind the State Museum after 3:00 p.m. on evening lecture days, and all day Saturday.

Hope to see you at the presentations and “Explore your Jersey Roots”!!

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