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Genealogy Workshop: Sat, June 15!

Curious about your family history but not sure where to start? Then we have the perfect workshop for you!

Join us at the Hiram E. Deats Library on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. when professional genealogist Betty DeSapio will teach you how to find and interpret the vast resources available to help you explore your family genealogy. Participants will learn how to set goals, discover online and archival resources, how to understand core research sources (including land and tax records, probate records and military records), conduct oral histories and get the hands-on help you need to begin your genealogical journey.

All participants will take home a folder full of state and local genealogy information to help them further their research.

This workshop is geared toward the beginner to advanced beginner. Cost is $15 for HCHS members, $25 for non-members. It includes a break for lunch and participants are invited to bring a bagged lunch or visit one of our local restaurants. Registration is required and seating is limited. You can reserve your spot online below or by calling 908-782-1091.

Betty DeSapio, PLCGS, is a professional genealogist specializing in Mid-Atlantic, Italian and German genealogy.  She holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University and certificates from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies for American Records, German Records, English Records, Italian Records and General Methodology. A trustee for the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, DeSapio also volunteers for the Hunterdon County Historical Society.  DeSapio resides in Kingwood Township, New Jersey, where she is the Township Historian. She’s also the owner of DeSapio Research Services.

The Deats Library is located at 114 Main Street in Flemington. On-street parking is available near the library or in the lot across from the library’s entrance. DOWNLOAD a FLYER