What's in Your Closet? Home Sources for the Genealogist
A Zoom Talk by Mary Herzog
20 May 2021
1:00 pm - Society Announcements and Discussion
1:30 - Program Starts
Before exploring online databases and traveling to repositories, every genealogist can find inspiration for family research close to home in photos, letters, documents, heirlooms, trinkets, and oral histories. These home sources provide the precious foundation for a lifetime of study. Mary Herzog will share how her genealogical journey evolved with the aid of home sources and ways that we can make the most of what lies hidden in our closets and drawers.
Mary began her research twenty-seven years ago when her husband received a letter asking for family information from an unknown cousin. The timing was perfect because she had just retired from over thirty years with the Public Health Department and was looking for something to do. Over the years she has taught numerous classes at the Napa Valley Genealogical Library and served as research consultant for many of our members. Her special interests include research on her Azorean ancestry, visiting with her many cousins in England who did not emigrate, and finding DNA cousins.
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