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From: Lizette Strait <>
Subject: [NY-TROY-IRISH-GENSOC] AOH Genealogy Seminar - Meldon Wolfgang1/25/09
Date: Thu, 15 Jan 2009 15:17:59 -0500 (EST)


Hi Listers,

I just want to forward this to the list. It was sent to me by Sue Mackey.

Staying Warm,
Lizette :)



Successful Family History and Genealogy:
Starting Out Right and Staying on Track

SAVE THE DATE: Sunday, 25 January, 2009 2 – 4:30 PM

PLACE: Ancient Order of Hibernians, 1748 State Street, Schenectady NY 12304
Every month, hundreds – maybe even thousands – of people set out for the first time on an ambitious project to learn more about their family history. For some, it will be the start of a fascinating and rewarding activity that will last a lifetime. For others, it will work out less well, mostly because they started without proper preparation, took too many wrong turns and ventured down too many blind alleys and dead ends.
Whether you’re just starting out as the family genealogist or you feel you need a short refresher course to get back on track, here’s your chance to review the “basics” of genealogy and family history, learn more about proven research techniques and strategies, find out how to locate, evaluate and organize your genealogical information and how to navigate around the perils of “internet genealogy”. You’ll also learn about lots of low-cost and free resources that you can use to make your family history search more enjoyable and successful. Most of all, you’ll learn how to avoid the many pitfalls that can trip up the unprepared researcher.
If you’re interested in learning more about how to successfully discover your ancestors and your own family history, you’re certain to find this afternoon presentation by genealogist Meldon J. Wolfgang III rewarding.
About Meldon J. Wolfgang III
Author, teacher, lecturer and practicing genealogist since 1961, Mel Wolfgang has been educating and encouraging genealogical audiences all over America for more than two decades with his lively, entertaining and thought-provoking presentations. Since 2005, Mel has written the genealogy column for Archives, the quarterly publication of the New York State Archives Partnership Trust. His informative articles have also appeared in the quarterly journal of the Association of Professional Genealogists and in “Archival Anecdotes”, the publication of the Friends of the National Archives in Pittsfield, MA. In his free time, Mel is the owner of Jonathan Sheppard Books (a specialist genealogy and history bookseller) and a member of numerous organizations, including the Association of Professional Genealogists, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Ephemera Society, the Manuscript Society and the Society of American !
Archivists.

For more information about this program and to reserve a seat, please contact:
Suzanne Mackey (; 368-8520)
Program fee - $5.00
Followed by a Ham Dinner, $8.00 for adults




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