Join us as Nancy Loe presents “Coming to
America: Castle Garden, Ellis Island, and Immigrant Ancestors”
at our May Monthly Meeting
Follow in the footsteps of your immigrant
ancestors who approached America’s “front doors to freedom” through Castle
Garden or Ellis Island in the 19th and 20th centuries. Learn about their
experiences as they moved from entries on a ship’s manifest to an inspector’s
record book in the massive Registry Room. Even if your ancestors arrived at
other U.S. ports, these sessions will help you discover what life was like for
new immigrants, what records survive, and what you will find if you visit
Castle Garden and Ellis Island today. Nancy Loe, MA, MLS, is a professional
archivist, librarian, and genealogist. Nancy has managed archives and genealogy
collections in public and academic libraries, including serving as director of
special collections and archives at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for nearly three
decades. In addition to directing NEH projects to digitize archives for
researchers, Nancy has appeared on PBS's American Experience and California
Gold, and at Rootstech and Jamboree.
Her Web site, sassyjanegenealogy.com,
features blog posts and genealogy guides on search strategies, primary sources,
and organizing genealogy research. Nancy is working on her own family tree in
Norway, Sweden, Scotland, Austria, and Prussia, as well as the United States.
Genealogy Classes will meet March through October in 2015 and will be held at 9 am in the classrooms one flight above the meeting hall before each monthly meeting. Please email your intention to attend to email@example.com.
HERE'S WHAT'S COMING UP 9 May - Computer Resources for Genealogy - Peter Steelquist 13 June - Land, Lots of Land – Everyone Wants Some - Anna Acosta 11 July - Using Social Media for Genealogy - Diane Gould Hall 8 August - Genealogy on Your Mac - Anne Alves
So, come early and join us for these informative sessions.