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Presentation to the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, NJ

Presentation and Q&A with the New Jersey State Archives

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!

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Catherine Stearns Medich, MA, MLIS, is a Reference Archivist and head of Reference Services at the New Jersey State Archives. With more than 25 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.