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Presentation to the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, NJ

Genealogy Resources and Programs at the New Jersey State Library

Regina Fitzpatrick, MLIS, Genealogy Librarian, New Jersey State Library

Learn what the State Library has to offer to help you research your family history, both in New Jersey and out of state!

The New Jersey State Library (NJSL) in Trenton, NJ, offers an amazing array of resources for family historians, including the Genealogy Collection which includes city directories, family charts, genealogy research guides, newspapers, historic maps, and Sanborn fire insurance maps—and much, much more.

Regina Fitzpatrick, Genealogy Librarian at the NJSL, will discuss NJSL’s physical and virtual resources, our offered webinars, how NJSL staff is providing remote service for researchers during the COVID pandemic, and what you can access from home.

Regina Fitzpatrick, MLIS, is Genealogy Librarian at the New Jersey State Library. In addition to the Genealogy Collection, a non-circulating 18,000 plus item collection, she also oversees the Map and Atlas Collection, and the New Jersey State Library Archives collection. Prior to working at the Library, Regina worked for the New Jersey State Archives, where she became an expert on New Jersey Genealogical Collections, including Revolutionary and Civil War military collections, and helping to conduct family history research. At the State Library, Regina currently provides general Reference Services, in addition to specific Genealogy assistance, and teaches classes on conducting New Jersey Genealogy research.

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