Westchester County Genealogical Society – upcoming talk

On Saturday, October 8th at 10 AM, I’ll be speaking at the Westchester County Genealogical Society.  The topic is Cemetery Crowdsourcing for Genealogy, adapted from the talk I gave at RootsTech earlier this year.  Doors will open at 9:30 and the meeting is open to the public – it will be held at the Aldersgate Memorial United Methodist Church, 600 Broadway, Dobbs Ferry, NY.  Hope to see some of you there!

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One-Name (Surname) Studies for Italian Genealogy

I was so happy to be asked by the Italian Genealogical Group to give a talk at their May meeting, yesterday morning.  Although I have been an IGG member for many years, I had only previously attended one meeting – so it was nice to revisit their home at the Bethpage Public Library and give a brand-new talk: “One-Name (Surname) Studies for Italian Genealogy”.



A One-Name Study is in-depth research on all occurrences of a single surname.  In 2013 I registered the surname Cuono with the Guild of One-Name Studies, and I’ve been pursuing research ever since.  Though there are fewer than 10 Italian surnames registered with the Guild at the current time, I believe that Italian genealogy and one-name studies are a perfect fit, and was excited to premiere this talk to a capacity audience of fellow Italian genealogists.


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