Genealogy Day

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Saturday, October 22nd • 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
at the Schenectady County Historical Society
$5; free for SCHS members

Our annual Genealogy Day is a great way for family history researchers — from beginners to experts — to learn more about where and how to find information, to share stories with other researchers, and to have time to use resources in our Grems-Doolittle Library.

Program Schedule:

9:00 a.m.
Doors open

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Finding Your Roots with WMHT: How an Online Project Strengthened Face-to-Face Relationships
by Jenn Baumstein

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Contractual Fabric of Life: Using Wills, Deeds, and Marital Records to Discover the Past in New York with an additional section on Adoption Records!
by John T. McGuire

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Breaking Brick Walls and Touring Scotland and Germany Ancestral Origins
by Dave Peck

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch break on your own

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Here Lies? Honoring Those Buried in New York State Hospital Cemeteries
By Darby Penney

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Open Research Time in the Library

Election Madness

Election Madness
with Mark Mahoney of the Daily Gazette

Saturday, October 29th at 2pm
at SCHS, 32 Washington Ave, Sch’dy, NY 12305
$5; free for SCHS members

Democracy – and with it, debate and dialogue – is the heart of America. Centuries of discussion and civic engagement created our nation. Mark Mahoney, Editorial Page Editor at The Daily Gazette of Schenectady and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, has been making sense of Schenectady’s opinions since 2014. Here to help us understand the heart of this year’s election, Mark will dig into the current cycle of madness, and discuss the impact of our opinions on local and national elections.

Mark Mahoney brings more than two decades of experience in editorial writing to the Daily Gazette. Previously he wrote for the Post-Star in Glens Falls, where he was awarded the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for his coverage on the perils of local government secrecy. Mark has written extensively on politics, voting, civics, legal issues, open government and other related matters. He presently serves as the Editorial Page editor of the Daily Gazette of Schenectady.

This program is part of the “Vote Here! Vote Now!” project, and is made possible by the generous support of the New York Council for the Humanities