GSNJ’s 100th Annual Meeting: a long legacy of New Jersey genealogy

This week the Genealogical Society of New Jersey will hold its 100th Annual Meeting. This year, it will be held virtually and is followed by a presentation — Reclaim the Records — by Alec Ferretti.

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey—
A History of Genealogical Preservation

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey (GSNJ) was founded in 1921 by a group of genealogical scholars dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey family history. A common interest among GSNJ’s founders was the transcription of tombstone information. Styling themselves “tombstone hounds,” they began organizing “tombstone hunts” at burying grounds around the state.

In 1924, the Society was incorporated with a mission to discover, procure, preserve and publish information pertaining to families and individuals associated with New Jersey. GSNJ’s institutional history has depended extensively on contributions made by volunteers.

Save-the-Date: GSBC Annual Seminar featuring, “The Legal Genealogist”

Genealogical Society of Bergen County (GSBC) has announced a SAVE-the-DATE for their 2014 Annual Seminar to be held on Saturday, 22 November, 2014.   The event will feature “The Legal Genealogist,” Judy Russell, CGsm, CGLsm.

The Seminar Chairperson, Judy Kenney, and her committee will announce details shortly, but in the meantime be sure to mark your calendars for the event.  You won’t want to miss this program!

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: Continue reading

GSNJ/BCHS: Spring Genealogy Program, Sat. June 1

GSNJ  The Genealogical Society of New Jersey and the Burlington County Historical Society are pleased to announce the 2013 Spring Genealogy Seminar: Weaving History and Genealogy. The seminar will take place on Saturday, June 1 at the Wilbur Watts Intermediate School in Burlington, New Jersey. Walk-Ins Welcome! Topics and speakers will be:

  • “No Person Shall … Gallop Horses In the Streets” – Using Court Records to Tell the Story of Our Ancestors’ Lives presented by Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL Continue reading