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Genealogy Basics: How to Start, What to Look For, Where to Search

Wednesday January 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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Are you interested in your family history beyond dates, delving into historical documents to discover relationships and who your relatives were?

In this Zoom meeting, Join Holly MacCammon as she provides an overview of the basics of genealogical research. Genealogy Basics will be a two-part program. The first session is a good starting point for those who are new to researching family history or for those who have a bit of experience, but would like to learn more.

To attend the second web presentation, you must have attended the first.

The second session will address submitted questions based upon the progress of each person’s research.

Topics in the initial session to be covered will include:

  1. The first steps to take before beginning your research
  2. The best records to look for to advance your research
  3. Where to find records, both online and in repositories

Holly MacCammon is a professional genealogist and archivist. She has a master’s degree in Library Science from St. John’s University in Queens and a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. Her professional and lineage memberships include the Association of Professional Genealogists, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Holly lives in Claverack and has ancestral ties to Columbia County, the Hudson Valley and the Adirondack region dating back to the early 19th century. She also has a number of branches of Colonial-Era New England ancestors.

Registration is required. Please email: [email protected]

This presentation is provided by the Library’s Live & Learn Committee and is supported in part by the Fund for Columbia County, a fund of the Berkshire Taconic Foundation, and the Bank of Green County Charitable Foundation.


Wednesday January 18
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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North Chatham Free Libary
(518) 766-3211

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