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Events

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2015 Upcoming Events

February 8, 2015

Event: Quarterly Web Chat - Topic TBA (Members Only)
Time: 8:00 pm -- 9:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: HCGHS Member Website

Join us for our quarterly web chat on genealogy and history topics voted by HCGHS members. If you're a member of The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society you can log into our member website and engage in a live text chat with other members. If you're not already a member, become one today and tap into the collective expertise of our group.

February 9, 2015

Event: Online Web Chat — Irish Special Interest Group (Members Only)
Time: 7:30 pm -- 8:30 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: HCGHS Member Website

Our Irish Special Interest Group (SIG) is holding an online web chat where members with an interest in Irish genealogy discuss their research challenges and share tips with each other. If you're a member of The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society you can log into our member website join this or one of our other Special Interest Groups and engage in a live text chat with other members. If you're not already a member, become one today and tap into the collective expertise of our group.

February 14, 2015

Event: Toni McKeen presents “Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Ancestor”
Time: 11:00 am -- 1:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Secaucus Public Library, Secaucus, NJ

Toni McKeen, who previously presented "Research Problems That Made My Eyes Cross" to the Society, will return with a new topic: "Putting Flesh on the Bones of Your Ancestor."

While we all love to go back many generations, as well as going sideways, it is just as important to bring a special relative alive with an in depth study of his or her life. Toni will break the project up into small steps and give guide lines, give ideas for various topics and chapters, then show how to put the work into a book format with designed papers, input photos and charts, and include other hints to produce a wonderful book future generations will love to read and treasure.

About Toni McKeen:
While not doing continuing research on her own family, Toni McKeen has taught several levels of genealogy in her home town of Ridgefield, CT. Her mission is to expose as many people as possible to the fun, excitement, and importance of tracing their own genealogy. Toni believes it is important for everyone to document their family history for themselves and for future generations.

She has been a popular lecturer at various genealogy societies in the New York, Connecticut, Boston, and Long Island areas.

Website: Toni Genealogy

March 14, 2015

Event: John Zinn presents ^"The Mutinous Regiment: The 33rd NJ in the Civil War"
Time: 11:00 am -- 1:00 pm ET (UTC/GMT -5)
Location: Secaucus Public Library, Secaucus, NJ

John Zinn discusses his book detailing the 33rd New Jersey regiment's formation in the midst of the draft riots of 1863 and its three campaigns under General Sherman in 1864 and 1865. Based on original source material, the book vividly describes the experiences of the soldiers in a regiment that lost 25 percent of its recruits to desertion even before leaving New Jersey, and then effectively walked from Chattanooga to Washington, D.C., by way of Atlanta and Savannah.