Shirley has been involved with genealogy almost all of her life, she just didn't know what it was. She got seriously interested in the 1980's and started collecting information from cousins. Since she is the matriarch of the family and they all want her information.
Shirley's family research situation is rather unique in that all of her ancestors came to New York and stayed there! New York has tons of information, but you have to be there to find it.
Over the years, Shirley has learned a few things and it is easier now to find things, more information has found its way to the internet, and more people are willing to share. She loves to share what she has learned and hopes that you will also learn a few things that will help you with your research.
There will be a short business meeting prior to the program, and refreshments before and after the meeting.