Genealogy: It’s Not a Tree or a Chart – It’s a Story!

May 19, 2019, 2:00 PM

Researching your family history and authenticating names, dates and places is only the starting point to rediscovering your ancestors. Join genealogist and author Maureen Wlodarczyk at 2:00 p.m. to learn how to take a family tree chart and layer on historical context (social, economic, religious, military and other aspects) of the times in which your ancestors lived in order to give dimension to their lives, struggles and experiences. Maureen uses her own NJ Irish family in her Power Point talk to illustrate how adding “flesh” to our ancestral “skeleton” brings our forebears alive. She will provide handouts and welcome questions.

Slavery in New Jersey: A Troubled History is an illustrated 40-page book that traces the evolution of slavery in New Jersey, which began with Dutch settlement in the seventeenth century and continued through the end of the Civil War.

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