Hopewell Public Library offers a “Beginning Your Family Research”

You may have heard stories about your grandparents or their parents but you aren’t certain how to discover the details and truth behind the story. On Wednesday, February 5, 7pm at the Hopewell Train Station, learn how easy it is to research your family.

Speaker Catherine Zahn will help you learn how to trace your family through census and church records and then apply that information with online databases to uncover your family’s naturalization papers. Researchers can be overwhelmed by the wealth of online databases. How do you find the material you need to further your research?

Geared for beginners who want to learn how to research family history, attendees will learn the basics including where to find needed information, how to organize it, how to use the internet and utilize databases that will give you the most of online services. Online databases can give you tricks and hints how to make the most of online services.

Catherine (Casey) Zahn, founder of the Central Jersey Genealogical Club and past trustee of the Genealogical Society of NJ, teaches adult genealogy classes throughout New Jersey. Zahn was the national program chair for the Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Philadelphia. A former teacher, Zahn is the author of All About My Family and Family News, books for teaching children family history. 

All Hopewell Public Library talks are free, open to the public, and often held at the Hopewell Train Station, 2 Railroad Place, in Hopewell Borough.  For more information, check the HPL website at www.redlibrary.org, Facebook, or call the library at 609-466-1625.

Submitted by Hopewell Public Library

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