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Princeton Public Library Hosts Genealogy Workshop May 20


Participants will explore genealogy resources and tools for researching and preserving their family history when Princeton Public Library presents Research Your Roots, a daylong workshop, on Sunday, May 20, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Princeton, the event features presentations by genealogy experts, including librarian, author, and archivist Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, who will give the keynote address on evaluating online genealogical information and an additional presentation on how to ensure you are researching the correct person.


Certified genealogist Melissa Johnson will give a presentation on advances in technology that have made research more effective, as well as techniques for developing research plans and organizing materials.


Molecular biology and genetics researcher Anthony May, a certified genealogist, will present on direct-to-consumer DNA testing and how to understand the results in the context of your family tree. The presentation will include examples of how those with little knowledge of their family history can make big discoveries.


The workshop will also include lunch provided by the library, networking opportunities, and a Q&A panel with the speakers.


Research Your Roots is limited to 60 participants and registration is required through the library’s events calendar at or at


This program is presented with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities: Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.


All Princeton Public Library programs are free and open to the public. The physically challenged should contact the library at (609) 924-9529 48 hours before any program with questions about special accommodations.

Opinions expressed during programming at Princeton Public Library do not necessarily reflect the views of the library, its staff, trustees or supporters.