Getting Started on Your Family History

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The only way to begin tracing your genealogy is to begin with yourself and work outward, one generation at a time. You must work from the known into the unknown. This lecture will provide the basic building blocks for those who may have recently begun or are anxious to begin tracing their family's history. This program is part of the Branch Library Series, jointly sponsored by the NYG&B and NYPL.

Joe Buggy is a professional genealogist from county Kilkenny, Ireland, and currently resides in New York City. He holds a BA in Irish History and Politics and an MA in Applied Social Research from the University of Limerick. Presently, Joe works with clients tracing their Irish ancestry, in addition to proving a range of genealogical services. He is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Irish Family History Forum and the Kilkenny Archaeological Society. He writes two history and genealogy blogs, “Buggy Name History” and “Old Paulstown Stories.” You can find more information about Joe Buggy on his website FREE and no registration is necessary.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 2:00pm
Richmondtown Library
Jointly by The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society and New York Public Library
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