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Programs and Annual Meeting

The GSNJ holds a Spring Program and its Annual Meeting each year at various locations around the state, featuring one or more speakers on topics relevant to New Jersey genealogy. The Spring Program, usually held on a Saturday, is a full day of lectures and presentations. The Annual Membership Meeting occurs in November. Elections of trustees are held at the Annual Meeting and are followed by one or more lectures or presentations. All members receive meeting notices by mail. The general public is also invited to attend. Check back frequently, as other special events occur periodically throughout the year.




2014 Lecture Series and Spring Program
In celebration of New Jersey's 350th anniversary this year, the State Archives, Genealogical Society of New Jersey and Central Jersey Genealogy Club have come together to present Exploring Your Jersey Roots: A Lecture Series. The series will consist of five evening lectures (on Tuesday or Wednesday) from May 14th though June 11th, followed by an all-day event on June 14th. All lectures will be held at 225 West State Street, Trenton, NJ.
Lectures Wednesday, May 14, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Understanding Your Revolutionary War-Period Ancestor presented by Larry Kidder
Tuesday, May 20, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Don't Forget the Ladies: A Genealogistís Guide to Women and the Law presented by Judy G. Russell
Wednesday, May 28, 7:00-8:00 p.m. The ABCs of DNA presented by Judy G. Russell
Tuesday, June 3, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Military Records at the New Jersey State Archives presented by Catherine Stearns Medich
Wednesday, June 11, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Using the Records of the East and West Jersey Proprietors presented by Joseph R. Klett
Spring
Program
Saturday, June 14, 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Owning New Jersey: Finding History and Genealogy in the Land Records presented by Joseph A. Grabas

Case Studies in New Jersey Genealogy by Joseph R. Klett, C. Arthur Lawton & Melissa A. Johnson

One-on-One Consultations & Microfilm Research
Location: New Jersey State Archives, 225 West State Street, Trenton, NJ

For the list of lectures & all the details please download the registration form.




2013 Annual Meeting & Fall Lecture
The Genealogical Society of New Jersey is pleased to announce its 2013 Annual Meeting. A brief business meeting will be followed by a presentation by our featured speaker. Special Collections will be open for research after the event. The event is free, but registration is requested.

Date/Time: Saturday, November 9, 2013, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Location: Pane Room, Alexander Library, Rutgers University, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
Featured Speaker: John Zinn will be presenting Portrait of a Civil War Marriage

For the event flyer & the registration form click here.




2013 GSNJ Spring Program
Saturday, June 1, 2013
Location: Wilbur Watts Intermediate School in Burlington, NJ

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey and The Burlington County Historical Society are proud to present a 2013 Spring Genealogy Program.

Topics & Speakers:
  • "No Person Shall...Gallop Horses In the Streets" - Using Court Records to Tell the Story of Our Ancestors' Lives by Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL
  • Quiltmaking That Saw Us Through WWII by Sue Reich
  • Quaker Genealogy Research by Dr. C. Miller Biddle
  • Building A Family From Circumstantial Evidence by Judy G. Russell, CG, CGL
  • With Needle and Scroll presented by Sue Reich
  • This Land Is Your Land! House and Property Research presented by Larry Fermi
  • Burlington County Genealogical Resources presented by Judith M. Olsen

Download detailed program information and registration form




2012 Annual Meeting & Fall Lecture
The Genealogical Society of New Jersey is pleased to announce its 2012 Annual Meeting. A brief business meeting will be followed by a presentation by our featured speaker. Special Collections will be open for research after the event. The event is free, but registration is requested.

Date/Time: Due to the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and the potential for additional bad weather this week, GSNJ has postponed the Annual Meeting that was to be held this coming Saturday, 10 November. The meeting will be rescheduled shortly. More information will be posted here and by email as soon as it becomes available.
Location: Pane Room, Alexander Library, Rutgers University, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
Featured Speaker: Gayle Ann Livecchia will be presenting Using Academic Resources in Genealogy

Advance Registration suggested, but not required.
To register by email: send information to programs@gsnj.org






GSNJ Tombstone Hounds at the Long Hill Cemetery, Stirling, Long Hill Township in Morris County
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Location: Cemetery is located at the rear of St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery

Once again the tombstone hounds will be recording an old cemetery in New Jersey. We are planning for Saturday August 4, 2012 in the Long Hill Cemetery, Stirling, Long Hill Township in Morris County.

The cemetery is located at the rear of St. Vincent de Paul Cemetery, with three small sections that are mostly tree-shaded. The gravestones are mostly late 19th century and early 20th century, some difficult to read. The cemetery plots were available to any residents of the township, previously called "Passaic Township" which is located in the southern portion of Morris County adjacent to Somerset County and Union County.

The rain date (or extreme heat day) will be the following Saturday, August 11. Clip-boards, paper, writing utensils, cold water and instructions for copying inscriptions will be supplied at the site. No special knowledge is required except the willingness to help record old gravestones for posterity.

If you are interested in joining us, please notify Pam so we know how many helpers to plan. We can provide a list of nearby restaurants for lunch, and a map for getting to the cemetery.

The time to meet is 9-9:30 AM. and we hope to finish recording all gravestones by the afternoon. Additional information was provided in the Summer issue of the GSNJ Newsletter which due to printer problems may be arriving in mailboxes a month later than expected.




2012 GSNJ Spring Program
Saturday, May 19, 2012
Location: First Presbyterian Church in Newton, NJ

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey and The Sussex County Historical Society are proud to present a 2012 Spring Genealogy Program.

Topics & Speakers:
  • Exploring the 1940 Census by Patrick Connelly
  • Records of the East and West Jersey Proprietors by Joseph R. Klett
  • Using Land Plats to Solve Genealogy Problems by Gerald H. Smith, CGSM
  • Genealogy Research at the Presbyterian Historical Society by Lisa Jacobson & Charlene Peacock
  • Tour Sussex County Historical Society and Museum

Download detailed program information and registration form




Spirit of the Jerseys State History Fair
Saturday, 12 May 2012
Location: Washington Crossing State Park, Titusville, NJ
Times: 11am to 5pm, Rain or Shine
Details: GSNJ will once again have a table at this annual event. For additional information visit www.njhistoryfair.org.




2011 Annual Meeting & Fall Lecture
The Genealogical Society of New Jersey is pleased to announce its 2011 Annual Meeting. A brief business meeting will be followed by a presentation by our featured speaker. Special Collections will be open for research after the event. The event is free, but registration is requested.

Date/Time: Saturday, November 12, 2011, 10:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Location: Pane Room, Alexander Library, Rutgers University, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
Featured Speaker: Joe Grabas will be presenting Good Deeds: Unearthing Your Family Roots in Land Records

For the event flyer & the registration form click here.




2011 Spring Program
Saturday, 4 June 2011
Location: The College of New Jersey in Ewing, NJ

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey and The Central Jersey Genealogical Club are proud to present a 2011 Spring Genealogy Program.

Topics & Speakers:
  • Trace Your Roots with DNA by Megan Smolenyak
  • Identifying and Researching Civil War Ancestors by Laura H. Congleton
  • Don't Forget the Ladies: Finding and Identifying the Women in Your Past by Carol Sheaffer and Nancy Nelson
  • Welcome to the Club: An Introduction to Lineage Societies by Laura H. Congleton

Download detailed program information and registration form




Emigrants and Exiles: An Irish Family History Symposium
Saturday, 16 April 2011
Location: Mead Hall, Drew University, Madison NJ
Times: Registration and Light Breakfast from 8:30 am, Lectures from 10 am to 4 pm, Wine and Cheese Reception at 4pm
Details: GSNJ is co-sponsoring this symposium with Drew University's Caspersen School of Graduate Studies
Speakers:
  • Megan Smolenyak Smolenyak, "Right Annie, Wrong Annie"
  • Professor Christine Kinealy, "The Famine is only part of the Story. Why your ancestors came to America"
  • Dr Anne Rodda, CG, "Immigrant Imprints: American and Irish records that tell the story"
  • Claire Keenan Agthe, "Offbeat records for New Jersey, New York and Philadelphia"
  • Judy Campbell, "Family History Search Catches a Tammany Tiger"
  • Alan Delozier, "Family History from a Religious Perspective"
  • Julie Sakellariadis, "Imagining the Past: Using Historical Resources to Find Stories from the Past"
  • Dr Thomas Callahan Jr., "Looking For Katie: The McCormack Family in America"
Registration: Download event flyer and registration form for full details.




2010 Annual Meeting & Fall Lecture
The Genealogical Society of New Jersey is pleased to announce its 2010 Annual Meeting. A brief business meeting, including a vote on updating the by-laws, will be followed by a presentations by two featured speakers. Special Collections will be open for research after the event. The event is free, but registration is requested.

Date/Time: Saturday, 20 November 2010, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Pane Room, Alexander Library, Rutgers University, 169 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ
Featured Speakers: Gerald Smith, CG will be presenting Bastards, Bridges & Bawdy Houses: Using Quarter Sessions Records in Genealogy and author Claire Keenan Agthe will discuss a new resource guide Research in the States: New Jersey

For the event flyer, including updated parking information & the registration form click here.


"Tombstone Hunt" at North Crosswicks Cemetery
Friday & Saturday, October 29th & 30th (come one day or both)
Location: 4842 Crosswicks-Hamilton Square Rd., North Crosswicks, NJ

Help GSNJ preserve tombstone information, get some fresh air, meet fellow genealogists and do a good deed! No experience necessary. We hope you'll join us!!

Download our event notice for more detailed information and directions.




GSNJ On The Road
Stop by our table at the following events in October:



2010 Spring Seminar: Off the Beaten Path
Saturday, June 5, 2010
Location: Monmouth University in West Long Branch

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey and The Monmouth County Genealogy Society are proud to present a 2010 Spring Genealogy Program, offering two tracks of four lectures each.

Topics to include:
  • Dutch Reformed Church in America
  • The Use of Catholic Sacramental Records in Genealogy Research
  • United Methodist Church Records
  • Quaker Records
  • Who's been living in My House? Using City Directories
  • Finding Dutch Families in New York and New Jersey
  • Using DAR Collections in Washington, D. C.: Digital Images, Indexes, and More
  • Coping with the Common Surname

Download detailed program information and registration form




 

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