Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Luncheon: The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society

Friday September 1st Luncheon sponsored by The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYGBS)

Speaker: Lauren Maehrlein, MA


Adventures in New York Genealogy
Lauren tells us: "All my immigrant ancestors arrived in New York City from Germany from 1851 to 1898. In tracking these forebears down I've had need to visit virtually all the large and small repositories in the city and, in doing so, have, along with my successes, a number of extreme "DUH" moments. My talk will concentrate on . . .

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how easy it is for even a relatively smart and organized person to make some really dumb mistakes, which, in the telling are pretty funny - though only in retrospect.

Speaker Bio: Lauren Maehrlein, MA
Lauren is the NYGB's Director of Education and a member of its Education and Publication Committees. Hooked on genealogy at the age of seven, it took her another twenty-five years to discover there was an entire sub-culture of like-minded obsessives out there. For twenty years she has been an active member of and contributor to several societies, FHL volunteer, lecturer, professional researcher, and instructor in Beginning Genealogy. Her research specialties include Germany, Rhode Island, and northern New Jersey.


The Sponsoring Organization
The New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, popularly known as the "G & B," was founded in 1869. As a non-profit educational institution, its purpose is to collect and make available information on genealogy, biography and history, particularly as it relates to the people of New York State. To carry out this purpose, it maintains one of the principal genealogical reference libraries in the United States, publishes periodicals and books, conducts educational programs and provides other services. For more info visit the Society's website.

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