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11 May 2020 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us as we welcome Catherine Stearns Medich from the New Jersey State Archives (NJSA), who will give us an overview of the records that can be found at the NJSA, as well as answer your specific research questions!

You can read-up about what the New Jersey State Archives holds for family researchers by visiting their website >

Or, download the PDF guide, “Genealogical Records at the New Jersey State Archives” >

In preparation for this event, we are asking for questions in advance. We will also take questions, via the chat box, during the event, but it is recommended to submit questions in advance.) So start thinking about:
– Questions about how to find your New Jersey family in records held by the archives
– Questions about online research with NJSA collections
– Questions about when vital records are released to the public
– Questions about New Jersey courts, wills, and probate
– Questions about early land records and how to search for your family in them (they may show up even if they never owned land!)
– Questions about “brick wall” problems (just make sure they are broad, i.e., “how can I find my mid-1800s soldier-ancestor” rather than super-specific, “what are alternates for spelling my uncle Joe's last name?”)

Any question—from beginner to expert—is welcome. We will try to answer as many as we can and may follow up with you after the session to help.

Submit your question in advance of the presentation, here:

And, don't forget to REGISTER for these live events:
Monday, 4 May @ 2 pm—“Ask the Experts!” with the GSBC >

Monday 11 May @ 7 pm—“Ask the Experts” with the New Jersey State Archives! >

Please Note: Registration for these live events is limited to 250 people. This event, and others, will be recorded so that GSBC Members can watch it online, and at their leisure, after logging into the GSBC Members' section of the website.

Thank you—and join us for this, and other, online events!

Catherine Stearns Medich is a Reference Archivist with the New Jersey State Archives with close to 20 years of public service. She is integral in managing the reference section of the Archives, and assisting users with the many, varied collections maintained at the State Archives. Catherine has particular knowledge of the military collections, including the State's Civil War collections, and the New Jersey State Militia records, which she was also responsible for processing and organizing. She is a frequent guest speaker at local genealogical conferences and clubs, where she reviews and explains the types of records held at the New Jersey State Archives, and how to access them. Catherine is a graduate of Dickinson University with a Bachelor's Degree in History, and holds two Master's Degrees from Rutgers University, in Art History and Library Service.