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7 February 2018 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library
185 W State St
Trenton, NJ 08608
Andrew Dauphinee, Instruction and Outreach Librarian
(609) 278-2640

GSBC and GSNJ Trustee Michelle Novak will be giving two talks—one in February (New Jersey State Library, FREE) and in March (at the meeting of the Bucks County Genealogical Society held at the David Library). These talks are related but independent topics on organizing and preserving your research and family photos for future generations.

(Both talks were delivered at the 2017 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference in Raleigh, NC.)

Free, but please RSVP so the Library can plan space:

First up is a lunch-time talk at the New Jersey State Library in Trenton:

Organizing (and Staying Sane with) Your Genealogy

There are as many ways to organize genealogical information as ancestors in our family tree—and most find that they improve their methods as their records grow. Michelle D. Novak will explore organizational methods for digitizing, naming, and organizing your paper and digital files, discuss common technology pitfalls to avoid, and present ideas on to help your research live beyond today’s technology. We’ll draw inspiration from the past, set up common-sense systems, protect against "a matter of when" disasters, and find inspiring ways to share research with your family.

Michelle D. Novak is President of [MND] (, a NYC Brand-Design agency and a graduate of RISD and BU Genealogical Research. She is a Trustee of The Genealogical Society of New Jersey; the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, NJ; and is Editor of the GSBC’s national award-winning newsletter, "The Archivist."