Genealogy Day

genealogyday2016flyerOur 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.

This year’s Genealogy Day will be on October 22, 2016 from 9-4. A full schedule can be found below.

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

Information about speakers and topics from past Genealogy Days can be found below:

Genealogy Day 2014
Brian Keough – Using University Archives and Special Collections for doing Genealogical Research
Lisa Doherty – Tips and Tricks for Using Ancestry.com
Bob Sullivan – Genealogy Resources in the Schenectady County Public Library
Melissa Tacke – Genealogy Resources in the Grems-Doolittle Library

Genealogy Day 2013
John Woodward – The Role of the County Clerk’s Office in Genealogy: Real Life Stories
Nancy Curran – Using Court Records for Genealogy Research
Ellen Fladger – Local History Resources in the Union College Special Collections and Archives
Melissa Tacke – Accessing Historical Newspapers Online

Genealogy Day 2012
Joan Parslow – How to Search for Your Family
John Gearing – Using Legal Records for Genealogy Research
Michael Aikey – Researching Your Military Ancestor at the New York State Military Museum
Brian Kasler – Funeral Homes as a Genealogy Resource

Genealogy Day 2011
Phyllis Budka – Pieces of Me
Alan Horbal – Research in Southern Poland
Nancy Curran – Vital Records in New York State
Chris Hunter – Using the GE Archives for Genealogy Research

Genealogy Day 2010
Frank Taormina – Churches of Schenectady
Bob Sullivan – Digital Newspapers Online
Kim Mabee – Mabee Soup to Nuts
Katherine Chansky – Beginning Genealogy

Genealogy Day 2009
Frank Taormina – City Directories
Peter Sisario – Online Immigration Records Research
Cindy Seacord – Efner History Center
Robert Sullivan – The Schenectady Digital History Archive
Nancy Curran – New York State Library for Researchers