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Sunday, September 11, 2016

"Digging for Roots in the Garden State"

“Digging for Roots in the Garden State” will be the topic at the September 11, 2016 Monmouth County Genealogy Society General Meeting, 1:30 p.m. at the Community Center, 72 Broad St., Eatontown.  The speaker will be Michelle Chubenko, a professional genealogist whose company, Jersey Roots Genealogy, performs research utilizing statewide sources at the NJ State Archives and other local repositories for Northern and Central Jersey.

Michelle will explore with us the top 10 websites for researching Jersey roots.  From online indexes to scanned records, she will explain how to access historical material spanning three centuries, discovering material for the seeker of colonial information as well as those digging for more recent documentation.

As a professional genealogist, Michelle Chubenko has more than 24 years experience in researching families in New Jersey, Maryland, southwest Virginia, and Oklahoma/Indian Territory. Her projects include urban and immigrant research in nineteenth and twentieth century New Jersey. Chubenko was a researcher on TLC’s Who Do You Think You Are (season one) and appeared in the Brooke Shields episode, which aired in April 2010.

The meeting will be held at the Eatontown Community/Senior Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown. It will start at 2:00 preceded by refreshments at 1:30.  Guests are welcome.

Irish Special Interest Group

Frustration, like misery, loves company. That’s the idea behind the founding of the new MCGS Irish Special Interest Group. Already at least six sons and daughters of the Old Sod have signed up for the inaugural meeting 10 a.m. Saturday, September 17th at the home of  Susan O’Brien, 875 River Road, Fair Haven. 

To add your name to the list of attendees, contact either: Susan O’Brien by phone at 732-747-0090 or email at  or Judy Bretzger at 732-542-0963 or

African-American Special Interest Group

We meet each month at 1PM at the Calvary Baptist Church at Bridge Avenue and River Street in Red Bank. 

The next meeting is Saturday, September 17th at 1:00PM.     For more information contact Charles Lawson at (732)530-1995 or .

German Special Interest Group

The next German Special Interest Group will meet for our annual luncheon at the Black Forest Inn Sunday, September 27th, 2016.    Contact Debbie for more information.

The next regular meeting is scheduled for Saturday, November19th  at the Colts Neck Library 10AM-12PM.

At this time we don't have a group leader but if anyone is interested in taking over this position, it would be very welcome. 

If you aren't already on the email list, please contact  Debbie White at so that you can be added to the list and informed of any changes in meeting dates etc.

Monmouth Roots Group

The next Monmouth Roots Group will meet Saturday, August 27th the Colts Neck Library, 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck from 10AM to 12PM

For more information, please contact Lynn Wilson so that you can be added to the list and informed of any changes in meeting dates etc.

Scot-Irish Special Interest Group

The New Scots-Irish Special Interest Group will meet Saturday, July 9, 2016 from 10AM to 12PM.  Contact Donna for the location.

If you aren't already on the email list, please contact  Donna at for more information.

Memoirs Group

 July 13th  will be the next meeting. Contact Lynn Wilson at for more information.

October 1, 2016 - Fall Workshop 

in Depth Look at the Federal Census

Saturday, 1 October 2016 --- 9am to 3:30pm


    Info on 1790-1940 Census Records

Bureau of the Census emblem.jpg    Using

    Quirks and Questions

    Non-Population Schedules

    Using Other Websites




Where:  Eatontown Community Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown

Handicapped Accessible

Registration at 8:30 am.   Join us for “coffee and . . .” during registration!

Registration Form


Also available here:

Cornelius Walling complete will 9627M dated August 22, 1825 from Book B wills folio 461 from the Monmouth County Surrogates Office.

Cornelius Walling inventory 9627M dated January 25, 1826 from Book C inventories p. 144  from the Monmouth County Surrogates Office



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