23 | Jul
06:00PM
23 | Jul
06:00PM

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Family History Today: Reading between the Lines in your Family’s Papers – Live on Zoom

Family papers can tell us a lot about our family histories, but without proper historical context, much of what these documents might tell us is lost. In this presentation, Michael Simonson will provide crucial context to historical documents you might find in your own family history research, allowing you to understand your discoveries on a deeper level. While he will focus on examples from German and Austrian family papers, his presentation’s themes will be applicable to genealogical researchers of all backgrounds.

Ticket Info: Pay what you wish; register at simonson.bpt.me or 800-838-3006 to receive a link to the Zoom program

Tickets: Available online

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20 | Aug
06:00PM
20 | Aug
06:00PM

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Family History Today: Adventures in Genealogy – Live on Zoom

Jennifer Mendelsohn is the founder of #resistancegenealogy, a social media movement that’s garnered international attention by using genealogical and historical records to fight disinformation and honor America’s immigrant past. In this session she’ll talk about her path to becoming an “accidental activist.” She’ll also detail how her genealogical adventures have helped reunite long lost family members, debunked decades-old family fairy tales (Did you know no names were changed at Ellis Island?) and led to shocking, poignant and sometimes hilarious revelations.  

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Ticket Info: Pay what you wish; register at mendelsohn.bpt.me or 800-838-3006 to receive a link to the Zoom program

Tickets: Available online

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