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Hunterdon County Historical Society hosts genealogy workshop


Curious about your family history but not sure where to start?

Join the Hunterdon County Historical Society at its Hiram E. Deats Library on Saturday, June 15 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. when professional genealogist Betty DeSapio will teach individuals how to find and interpret the vast resources available to help them discover their family genealogy.

Participants will learn how to set goals, discover online and archival resources, how to understand core research sources (including land and tax records, probate records and military records), conduct oral histories and get the hands-on help needed to begin their genealogical journey.

All participants will take home a folder full of state and local genealogy information to help further their research.

DeSapio is a professional genealogist specializing in Mid-Atlantic, Italian and German genealogy.  She holds a certificate in genealogical research from Boston University and certificates from the National Institute for Genealogical Studies for American Records, German Records, English Records, Italian Records and General Methodology. A trustee for the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, DeSapio also volunteers for the Hunterdon County Historical Society.  DeSapio resides in Kingwood Township, N.J., where she is the township historian. She’s also the owner of DeSapio Research Services.

The workshop is geared toward the beginner to advanced beginner. The cost is $15 for HCHS HCHS members, $25 for nonmembers. It includes a break for lunch and participants are invited to bring a bagged lunch or visit a local restaurant.

The Deats Library is located at 114 Main Street in Flemington, N.J. On-street parking is available near the library or in the lot across from the library’s entrance.

Register online at or by calling 908-782-1091.

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