17 Jun

The Genealogical Society of New Jersey 2017 Seminar

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
303 Dunhams Corner Road, East Brunswick New Jersey 08816
Event Sponsor: 
Genealogical Society of New Jersey & The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

GSNJ and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Brunswick Ward, are proud to present an exciting program. This year we are honoring the 100th anniversary of World War I and the 125th anniversary of Ellis Island.

Our featured speaker will be Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS, who will present four lectures on advanced methodology.

The seminar will also feature several other lectures, including “Over There: Stories of New Jerseyans During the Great War,” by Flora Boros; New Jersey Vital Records, Adoption and Divorce,” by Melissa A. Johnson, CG; “French Huguenots in New Netherland and New York/New Jersey,” by Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS; and “Stories from Ellis Island,” by Fred Voss.

We hope you’ll join us on Saturday, 17 June 2017 and discover something new to inspire your research.

(Hurry, registration closes 2 June—walk-ins are welcome but lunch may not be guaranteed.)

Seminar Schedule

  • 8:30 am—Registration and Light Refreshments*
  • 8:45 am—Opening Remarks, C. Arthur Lawton III, GSNJ President
  • 9:45 am—SESSION 1 (Choice of Presentation)
    • 1A: Can a Complex Research Problem be Solved Solely Online?, Thomas W. Jones, Ph.D., CG, CGL, FASG, FUGA, FNGS
    • 1B: New Jersey Vital Records, Adoption and Divorce, Melissa A. Johnson, CG
  • 11:00 am—SESSION 2 (Choice of Presentation)
    • 2A: Inferential Genealogy: Deducing Ancestors’ Identities Indirectly, Dr. Thomas Jones
    • 2B: Stories from Ellis Island, Fred Voss
  • 12:00 pm—Lunch* and Door Prize Raffles
  • 1:00 pm—SESSION 3 (Choice of Presentation)
    • 3A: Organizing Evidence to Overcome Record Shortages, Dr. Thomas W. Jones
    • 3B: French Huguenots in New Netherland and New York/New Jersey, Karen Mauer Jones, CG, FGBS
  • 2:15 pm—SESSION 4 (Choice of Presentation)
    • 4A: Autosomal DNA to Solve a Family Mystery, Dr. Thomas W. Jones
    • 4B: Over There: Stories of New Jerseyans During the Great War, Flora Boros