Thursday, February 24, 2011

Finding Your Irish Ancestors at the National Archives

Do you want to learn about your Irish ancestors who lived in the USA?

"Finding Your Irish Ancestors at the National Archives" is the title of the talk to be given by Jean Nudd on March 10, 2011, from 7:00 to 8:30 PM at the The Record's new Community Media Lab at 501 Broadway in Troy (the entrance is on 5th Ave).

After her presentation, Jean will take questions from the audience. Jean is a master at explaining how to trace family roots. She shares each questioner's enthusiasm, and kindly steers each questioner through the maze of resources. She knows what research techniques are available and which techniques really work.

Jean Nudd is an Archivist for the National Archives in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. She was recognized by the National Genealogical Society (NGS) at its 2010 conference with the Award of Merit.

Ms. Nudd received the Award of Merit for her work as the archivist in Pittsfield. She not only completed her own responsibilities there, she recruited a team of volunteers which multiplies the assistance available to people researching their ancestors. The Friends of the Archives, which she was critically important in founding, have many helpful outreach projects, such as:

  • the quarterly Archival Anecdotes publication

  • a website

  • a bookstore

  • training opportunities for genealogical researchers,

  • an annual autumn full-day genealogy conference, “Life in the Past Lane.”

She gives frequent lectures and has written numerous articles.

So come listen to Jean and learn how to nail down your own Irish family history. Who knows? Maybe you'll learn something to share with your friends on St. Patricks day?


To see a graphic announcement: click here and scroll down to the Irish flag!.

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