The Monmouth County Genealogy Society Topic: “Sources and Strategies for Discovering Immigrant Origins”
The Monmouth County Genealogy Society welcomes Melissa Johnson as our first speaker of the new year. She will speak on “Sources and Strategies for Discovering Immigrant Origins.” at 1:30 P.M on Sunday, January 13, 2019 at the Community Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown.
Her talk will cover immigration, naturalization, and alien records as well as other record sets covering a full range of time periods. “I'll be teaching about a variety of sources that can identify an immigrant's specific place of origin (town in Italy or Ireland, etc.) but will also focus on strategies that can be helpful when that key document doesn't exist or can't be found.” Melissa said “We'll talk about how to use DNA, how to use a network of friends, neighbors and associates, and how to correlate evidence from different pieces of information to identify origins when no document exists that specifically names a place of origin.”
Melissa will also be talking on USCIS (United States Citizenship and Immigration Service) records and how to obtain them as well as some specific DNA techniques to help identify ancestors’ origins overseas.
The meeting is free and the public is very welcome.