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April 22, 2023 all-day
Ridgewood Public Library
125 N. Maple Ave
NJ 07450

GSBC 2023 Spring Seminar
April 22nd, 2023—Save the Date
In-person at the Ridgewood Public Library, 125 N. Maple Ave, Ridgewood, NJ 07450 
Details and registration information to come. Sign-up for the GSBC eNews to be notified of updates.

Join us, in-person, at the Ridgewood Public Library for a day with Jane E. Wilcox—who will provide four in-depth presentations on:

Finding American Women’s Voices through the Centuries: Letters, Journals, Newspapers, and Court Records.
Women from the seventeenth through the twentieth centuries are challenging to uncover, but we may hear their voices in the documents that recorded their lives. With many examples from the speaker’s own New England, New York and Wisconsin family history, learn where to look for womenfolk in letters, diaries and journals, newspapers and various court records.

Forget Me Not: Remembering Our Grandmothers’ Stories
Women’s stories are often overshadowed by male-oriented records. Learn where to find and how to tell our women folk’s stories with the sources and everyday objects at hand. A new richness to family history can be had when we bring to life the stories of our grandmothers.

New York State Archives Records: A Focus on 19th and 20th Century Immigrants 
The New York State Archives (NYSA) holds the records of the state government. With a focus on records that contain 19th and early 20th century immigrants and their children, this talk will discuss new as well as familiar state-level records to assist in your family history research.

You Be the Judge: Was Nicholas Storm Alive during the Revolutionary War?
A family tradition claims that Philipsburg Manor tenant Nicholas Storm hosted Gen. Philip Schuyler at his home during the Battle of White Plains. Fact or fiction? You be the judge using typical and atypical sources for Westchester County including manorial, court, cemetery, Loyalist confiscation, U.S. Army forage, personal papers and accounts, probate, maps, laws, and more.

Jane E. Wilcox has been digging around and rooting out ancestors practically my whole life--having learned genealogy on her DAR-researcher grandmother's lap 40+ years ago. Jane is fascinated by who our forebears were--their lives, society, politics, education, religion. Her degrees in history, journalism, and education provide an academic foundation for her work in genealogy, with specialties being researching people and their times and writing their stories. As she researches a family, it seems that the ancestors want their stories to be told. Jane is a member of the NY State Archives Advisory Committee and of the Family History Advisory Committee for the NY Genealogical & Biographical Society.