The Old Stone Fort Museum has announced a Genealogy Workshop Series, focused on tracking couples and families using clerical and civil records of marriages, marriage licenses, marriage bonds and more, is set to begin on Thursday, February 14th at 7 pm.
Genealogy research has become one of the most popular pastimes in the United States today, with growing resources and technology opening up new ways for individuals to uncover the histories of their ancestors. This workshop will help new and experienced researches learn to utilize those resources and teach them ways to organize and preserve documents and historic materials at home.
The workshops will be led by Boston University Certified Genealogist Cathy Adams and Schoharie County Historical Society Trustee Bonnie Dailey, a retired attorney who has been doing genealogy for more than 30 years.
Future workshops in the four-part series will be held on March 14, April 11 and May 9. These workshops will allow participants to take a closer look at the resources, tools and strategies used in successful genealogical research. Participants are welcome to attend one or all of the workshops in the series.
The cost is $5 per workshop and free for Schoharie County Historical Society members.
Those who attend or pre-pay for all four workshops in the series will be able to sign up for a fifth workshop scheduled for Saturday, June 8 from 10 am to 2 pm at the Schoharie Free Library. This fifth installment will allow participants to bring their own family research for a one-on-one session with one of our genealogists. Space for this special workshop is extremely limited and registration is on a first come, first serve basis.
Pre-registration for each workshop is encouraged and can be made by contacting Old Stone Fort Educational Outreach Director Melinda McTaggart at (518) 295-7192 or by email at email@example.com.
All workshops, aside from the one on June 8 at the Schoharie Free Library, will take place at 7 pm in the Badgley Museum Annex at the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex, located at 145 Fort Road in the village of Schoharie. For more information on this and other programs and events at the Old Stone Fort Museum visit their website.