Genealogist Pamela Vittorio is set to lead a workshop focused on the many ways to find your roots using traditional and hidden resources, on Saturday, April 13th from 11 am to 1:30 pm, at the Oneida County History Center.
This workshop includes two presentations, door prizes, and light refreshments. Part 1, Unlocking the Mystery in Your Family History, explores how hidden resources including photos, heirlooms, and other artifacts, can be used to contribute to your story. Part 2, Fantastic Records and Where to Find Them, explains how you can use canal records to find information about your ancestors who may have lived or worked along the Erie Canal.
Admission is $10 for OCHC Members, $15 for Non-Members.
Pamela Vittorio is a professional genealogist and an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of English Language Studies/Parsons School of Design at The New School University, in NYC. She holds an MA from NYU in Languages and History. Pamela frequently conducts workshops and programs on the social and cultural history of U.S. canals, women’s studies, the Civil War, Colonial period Canada/U.S. connections. She is the author of several books on English language learning, and has published articles on history and genealogy related to the Erie and NY State Canals. Her background includes a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University. She is enrolled in the Canadian Studies and Librarianship programs at Toronto University’s National Institute of Genealogical Studies. Pamela attends the Salt Lake City Institute of Genealogy (SLIG), and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) yearly, and has taken coursework in Advanced Genetic Genealogy/DNA, Land Records, and Advanced Genealogical Research Methods, and the Genealogical Proof Standard.
The Oneida County History Center is located at 1608 Genesee Street, Utica. For more information, including workshop details, schedule, and registration, call (315) 735-3642 or visit the OCHC website.