Learn To Trace Your Family Roots At The Union Public Library

UNION — James Amemasor, PhD, will conduct a seminar on “Finding Your Genealogical Roots Utilizing the New Jersey Historical Society Library” on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Union Public Library. The public is invited to this admission-free program.

The primary goal of this lecture is to acquaint audiences with the rich genealogical resources of the New Jersey Historical Society (NJHS) and how the staffs of this repository assist patrons to research their family histories.

Amemasor will share a few of the myths associated with the process, highlight some of the research challenges, and emphasize genealogy as a finite process that requires time, patience, commitment, and a continuing evaluation of diverse sources. He will demonstrate the research process and show some of the sources in the NJHS collection.

Amemasor is a Library Reference Associate at NJHS, where he has been working since 2007. A native of Ghana, Amemasor received his doctorate in Global Affairs from Rutgers-Newark, an M.A. in History from Illinois State University, and a B.A. in History from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. He has also lectured in the Department of Political Science at Rutgers-Newark.

The Union Public Library is located at 1980 Morris Avenue. For seating reservations, contact the reference department at 1-908-851-5452.


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