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February 11, 2012 — British & Dutch Connections

David Peck presents British & Dutch Connections.

Learn about David’s journey of nearly 4 years to research his family genealogy, including a road trip through Europe, with tips on how to search for your own Dutch and British connections.

Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Secaucus Public Library, Secaucus, NJ
Directions: http://secaucus.bccls.org


About David Peck

Dave Peck grew up on a dairy farm in Saratoga County in upstate New York. His father is mostly of English and Scotch origin and his mother is of mostly Dutch and German ancestry. He was educated in the U. S. and Australia and retired from teaching HS biology and chemistry in 2007.

Since that time he has been bitten by the genealogy bug.  Researching one's genealogy is a bit like a treasure hunt. As one learns more and more about one’s ancestors, surprises keep occurring. He is thankful to all the people who have taken the time to research the past. He is working on his Peck ancestry which goes back to Joseph and some of his immigrant sons who arrived in 1638. Other names include Van Patten, Shoup, Vanderwerker, McNeil, Cramer, Reid, Wagman, Foster, Cushman, etc. He gets great satisfaction in discovering and entering these historical records on findagrave, before they are lost for good. Most of his entries are in New York, MA, RI, CT and New Jersey.

Mountain climbing is another avocation; he has climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, Whitney, Olympus, Rysy and others. He has travelled to over 60 countries and completed 10 Earthwatch expeditions. He is a board member of the Boonton Township Historical Society and the POWWW open space preservation group, and a member of the Rockaway Valley Garden Club.