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 thsoe who may have recently begun or are anxious to begin tracing their family's history.
This program is a part of the Branch Library Series , jointly sponsored by the NYG&B and NYPL, and consists of two lectures held back to back:
Introduction to Finding Your Ancestors: Getting Organized and Where To Search For Your Family History: Sources for Family Data at Your Fingertips.
FREE and no registration is required.
Elizabeth A. Cohan is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and The New York Genealogical & Biographical Society. She has been actively searching for her own family history for the last 16 years and assisting many individuals with their family search. Born and raised in Brooklyn, she lived in the historic Flatbush/Flatlands section of Brooklyn and currently resides in Brooklyn Heights.
Elizabeth is an honors graduate of Brooklyn College. Until her recent retirement, she was employed at Weill Cornell Medical College as Associate Director of Employment Services. Knowledgeable regarding the history of Brooklyn, she is actively engaged in assisting others who have had family immigrate to New York, seeking the "American Dream." Her own "Dream" of finding her birth parents was accomplished 16 years ago, and led to a continuing obsession with her American ancestors starting in New England and continuing in New York City.