In understanding our lineage, we can gain a deeper appreciation for our families and all they endured in their journey to the present. Now, this National Family History Month, the New Jersey State Library is here to help you connect to your past with their latest webinar.

The New Jersey State Library is excited to present a virtual panel discussion with representatives from four major lineage societies throughout New Jersey. Featured speakers for this afternoon include:

  • Terry Brasko, Registrar – Swedish Colonial Society
  • Evelyn McDowell, Chairperson, Board of Directors – Sons and Daughters of the U.S. Middle Passage
  • Diane Oliver, State Regent – New Jersey Daughters of the American Revolution
  • Mark Schmidt, Executive Director – The Mayflower Society

The afternoon’s conversation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Zoom. If you want to attend, you can register online here: Register – NJSL. It is entirely free to register. Throughout the afternoon, you’ll have the opportunity to learn what benefits you can gain by joining a lineage society, what requirements are needed to apply, and what the application process looks like. Some of the many benefits of joining a lineage society include accessing genealogy tips, connecting with the community, and much more. If you’re ready to start the journey to your past, you won’t want to miss this informative conversation.

National Family History Month is a month-long celebration of self-discovery and exploration. The memories and traditions of those who came before us inform us of our history and allow us to get to know the family who came long before us. Each October, families nationwide embark on a genealogical journey, passing on their ancestor’s trip to the generations to come. Whether you’ve been interested in genealogy for years or are just getting to know the branches on your family tree, this month is the perfect opportunity to learn more about who you are and where you descended from.

If you have any questions or would like to learn more before registering, don’t hesitate to contact the New Jersey State Library at (609) 278-2640 for additional details. A world of discovery awaits you, so be sure to register today!

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