GSBC 2023 Seminar
A Day with Jane E. Wilcox
Saturday, April 22nd, 2023
9:30am–3:30pm, doors open at 9:15am
Please note. Event has been moved to:
(Tickets will still say Ridgewood Public Library, but venue has been changed.)
Please join us for our 2023 Seminar, featuring renowned genealogical speaker Jane E. Wilcox, of Forget-Me-Not Ancestry. A full day, including four lectures, door prizes, conviviality, one-on-one sharing of genealogical hints and tips, and extended Q&A time with the speaker, will be held at Old Paramus Reformed Church!
Jane’s 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. Jane is a member of the NY State Archives Advisory Committee and of the Family History Advisory Committee for the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society. Jane’s lectures provide something for everyone:
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 nineteenth and early twentieth 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.
Registration (Seats are Limited!)
$30 for GSBC Members | $45 non-members
Join GSBC for $20 and pay the member price for the Seminar ($20 Membership + $30 Seminar = $50).
Seminar ticket includes a continental breakfast.
Add a box lunch to your Seminar ticket for $10 (must be ordered by 4/15).
Questions? Contact@njgsbc.org | 201-446-9642
If there is sufficient interest, the GSBC hopes to provide a very limited rebroadcast of the lectures to in-person registrants and to others (for a fee). Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or text 201-446-9642 if you might be interested in viewing a rebroadcast.
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.