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The Genealogical Society of New Jersey 2018 Seminar—Registration Open!

Saturday, 23 June 2018

Raritan Valley Community College, 118 Lamington Road, Branchburg, New Jersey 08876

Program topics include a full track on Genetic Genealogy/DNA plus lectures on the New Jersey State Archives, World War I and more! See for complete information including presentation descriptions, speaker biographies, driving directions and parking.

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey 2018 Seminar
Saturday, 23 June 2018, 8:45am–3:35 pm

Raritan Valley Community College, Conference Center
118 Lamington Road
Branchburg, New Jersey 08876

Presentations on Genetic Genealogy/DNA, the New Jersey State Archives, House Histories, World War I, and techniques to help you advance your research!

GSNJ Seminar Schedule

Note: Schedule and speakers may be subject to change.

8:45 am—Registration and Light Refreshments

9:15 am—Opening Remarks, C. Arthur Lawton III, GSNJ President

9:30 am—Session 1 (choice of presentations)
1A: DNA: A Power Tool in the Genealogist’s Tool Box, Karen Stanbary, CG®
1B: What’s New at the New Jersey State Archives, Catherine Stearns Medich

10:55 am—Session 2 (choice of presentations)
2A: Finding Your Way Around AncestryDNA, Karen Stanbary, CG
2B: New Jersey and the Great War, Joseph Bilby

12:05 pm—Lunch (Included) and Door Prize Raffles

1:00 pm—Session 3 (choice of presentations)
3A: My Ancestors Live On In Me: Autosomal DNA Basics I, Karen Stanbary, CG
3B: House Histories: The Ancestral Story Beyond the Documents, Lorraine Arnold

2:25 pm—Session 4 (choice of presentations)
4A: My Ancestors Live on in Me: Autosomal DNA Basics II, Karen Stanbary, CG
4B: Streamline Your Genealogical Planning and Research: Go Paperless!, Melissa Johnson, CG

See *** for complete information including presentation descriptions, speaker biographies, driving directions and parking.

Or, register online at ***


June Program + Genealogical Society of Bergen County, NJ, General Meeting,

Monday, 25 June, 7 PM

Ridgewood Public Library—All Are Welcome

Cynthia Forster, Janet Strom, and Elaine Gold

Genealogy of a House

“Genealogy of a House” will look at old houses and their various occupants: how they shaped the house and how the house shaped them. The discussion will include historian, Janet Strom, and historic preservationist, Elaine Gold, about families and houses. The program will draw on some current cases and will explain what resources are available at the county level to discover more about your home.

Cynthia Forster is the Director of the Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs (DCHA). Janet Strom is Historian at Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs (DCHA) and has been with the DCHA for 18 years.

The Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs was established by the Freeholders to advise on County historic preservation matters, administer the historic preservation component of the Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund, and the annual Commendation Awards Program.

Elaine Gold serves as Administrator for the Bergen County Historic Preservation Trust Fund for the Bergen County Historic Preservation Advisory Board. The Historic Preservation Trust Fund Program provides grants for the acquisition, stabilization, rehabilitation, restoration, and preservation of historic sites as well as the preparation of plans and reports associated with the implementation of historic preservation capital projects by the County, municipalities, and qualified non-profit organizations.

Janet Strom is Historian at Bergen County Division of Cultural and Historic Affairs and has been with the County for 18 years.

Free and open to the public—all are welcome.


November Program + Morris Area Genealogy Society

Saturday, November 3, Morris County Public Training Academy Auditorium, 500 West Hanover Avenue, Morristown, NJ


Join Judy G. Russell, "The Legal Genealogist" as she presents three genealogy programs.

The registration form will be available August 1 on the Morris Area Genealogy Society free public website:
Please come to the Morris Area Genealogy Society’s 30th Anniversary celebration. We are thrilled to have the world renowned Judy G. Russell, “The Legal Genealogist” here for a full day. Judy will be presenting two lectures: “Through the Golden Door Immigration After the Civil War” and “The Law and Reasonable Exhaustive (Re)Search” and a workshop: “No Vitals? No Problem! Building a Family through Circumstantial Evidence”

**Judy G. Russell, BCG.
A Professional Genealogist, with a law degree Judy G. Russell, is The Legal Genealogist. She has spent the last decade learning her trade as a genealogist, and holds credentials as a Certified Genealogist® and Certified Genealogical LecturerSM from the Board for Certification of Genealogists® where she currently serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. Ms. Russell is a member of the National Genealogical Society, the Association of Professional Genealogists, and, among others, the state genealogical societies of New Jersey, North Carolina, Virginia, Texas and Illinois.

Ms. Russell attended the National Institute on Genealogical Research (predecessor to today’s Genealogical Institute on Federal Records) at the National Archives in Washington, D.C., and completed Elizabeth Shown Mills’ course in Advanced Methodology and Evidence Analysis and Thomas W. Jones’ course in Writing and Publishing for Genealogists at the Institute of Genealogy & Historical Research (IGHR). Judy now to serves on the faculty at IGHR, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP), the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), and the Genealogical Institute on Federal Records (Gen-Fed).

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