Learn techniques to tell your immigrant’s story from NYG&B experts. This workshop includes participation of the Statue of Liberty Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. the American Family Immigration History Center at Ellis Island, and the National Park Service.
Case studies of several immigrants will walk you through the immigration process and discuss unique information that can illuminate their lives.
The event is free, but due to limited space, advance registration is recommended.
Susan R. Miller is the NYG&B’s Director of Programs; editor of the NYG&B’s award-winning magazine the New York Researcher; a managing editor of the New York Family History Research Guide and Gazetteer; and has researched her New England and New York families for more than 20 years. She is an organizer for the New York State Family History Conference and has presented genealogical lectures regionally and nationally.
Jackie Schalk has managed the American Family Immigration History Center on Ellis Island for 12 years. As a Director of The Statue of Liberty – Ellis Island Foundation, she works closely with her colleagues to construct projects that help paint a story of the American past to a broad audience, while managing a history center that connects individuals to their ancestors’ journey. Jackie has over 20 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. Jackie has a B.S. in Education and is a member of the APG.
Danelle Simonelli is a Park Ranger with the National Park Service at the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, where she has presented public tours and educational programs for 22 years. She has also been a ranger at Morristown National Historical Park, a New Jersey historic site from the American Revolution. Prior to joining the park service, Danelle spent 15 years as a volunteer docent at the Smithsonian Institution, alongside her career as an editor in the field of international relations. Danelle graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Vassar College and earned a master’s degree in international affairs from Georgetown University.
D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS, President of the NYG&B, is a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher and a frequent speaker at family history events across the globe. Passionate about family history, Joshua is a host on the popular PBS series, Genealogy Roadshow. An active member of the genealogical community, Joshua is the previous president of the Federation of Genealogical Societies and was a member of the team at the New England Historic Genealogical Society for more than five years. He holds an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA (History) from Simmons College.