Case Studies in New Jersey Genealogy: Melissa Johnson
Several case studies covering
different time periods and various types of problems will be presented. Each
problem will be resolved using different approaches and a variety of sources.
Case studies will demonstrate how land records connect five generations of a
family; how cemetery and probate records for collateral relatives connect an
eighteenth century NJ man to his family when published sources identify his
contemporary as their son; how state census records connect a nineteenth
century NJ man to his parents when no other record names them; and how a
twentieth century widow can be connected to her three husbands through land
Melissa Johnson specializes in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
and British genealogical research, and also in family history writing,
editing, and publishing.