Democrat, Republican, or Whig: Uncovering Your Political Family Tree

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Since the early days of the nation political parties have shaped the history of the United States. Exploring the political leanings of our ancestors can be an exciting and worthwhile adventure. Discover how to locate records of past political parties and identify the affiliations of your ancestors.

Presented by D. Joshua Taylor.

D. Joshua Taylor, MA, MLS is a nationally known and recognized genealogical author, lecturer, and researcher and President of the New York Genealogical & Biographical Society (NYG&B). Joshua is the author of numerous articles and is a coordinator for courses at the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. He holds an MLS (Archival Management) and an MA (History) from Simmons College and has been a featured genealogist on Who Do You Think You Are?. At the present time Joshua can be seen taking America through their past as a host on the popular PBS series Genealogy Roadshow.

This lecture, jointly sponsored by the NYG&B and the New York Public Library, is free and no registration is required. It will be held in the Margaret Liebman Berger Forum of the NYPL, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Avenue, between 40th & 42nd Streets.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 6:30pm
New York Public Library, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Room 227, 2nd floor
The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society
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