The Monmouth County Genealogy Society Topic: “Using Catholic Sources”
“Using Catholic Sources” will be the topic of the Sunday, May 20, 2018 meeting of the Monmouth County Genealogy Society. Kathleen “Kate” Feighery, Director of Archives at the Archdiocese of New York, will bring us up-to-date on the rapidly expanding access to Roman Catholic records in the New York area and elsewhere.
The New York Archives has been closed for months while major renovations have been taking place. No definite date is set for the re-opening, but it is projected to be sometime this summer. At the same time as the bricks and mortar archive is improving access for researchers, the family history website Findmypast has released indexes containing more than eight million New York records to its exclusive Catholic Heritage Archive. Ms Feighery will discuss both areas of potential genealogy finds.
The meeting will be at the Community Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown at 1:30 PM. It is free and open to the public.