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26 March 2018 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Ridgewood Public Library
125 N Maple Ave
Ridgewood, NJ 07450
Sara Kiefer

March Program + GSBC General Meeting
Monday, 26 March, 7 PM
Ridgewood Public Library

Jane E. Wilcox

Up the North River: An Overview of Pre-1800 Hudson Valley Ethnic Groups & Religions

The Hudson (North) River valley was an ethnic and religious melting pot long before the late nineteenth century immigrant influx. Find out who was in the New York/New Jersey area in the beginning. You will be surprised!

About Jane E. Wilcox
“I've been digging around and rooting out ancestors practically my whole life—having learned genealogy on my DAR-researcher grandmother's lap 40+ years ago. I'm fascinated by who our forebears were—their lives, society, politics, education, religion. I want to find out what influences operated in their lives. My degrees in history, journalism and education provide an academic foundation for my work in genealogy, with my specialties being researching people and their times and writing their stories. As I research a family, it seems to me that the ancestors want their stories to be told.”

Wilcox serves as contributing editor of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record and hosts a weekly podcast at She is an frequent speaker at regional and national conferences.

Free and open to the public—all are welcome. GSBC Membership ($20 per year) is encouraged to help support programming and events. GSBC Members now have access to video recordings of all recent presentations. Wilcox’s talk will be available for three months after posting for Members to enjoy. Join us at (or tryout our new beta store at

Image: Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Hudson." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed January 25, 2018.