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Learn How to Write Your Family History at "Come Home to History" Fair October 9

SEPTEMBER 15, 2010 -- HUDSON COUNTY, NJ -- Are your children curious about their ancestors? Are you interested in knowing more about them, or tracing them back to a time before your personal memory kicks in? Are you fascinated but overwhelmed by the notion of how your family history contributes to the great currents of American and world history? And yet you would like to begin documenting the facts?

Tony Lauriano's workshop, “How to Write Your Family History,” will give you the tools you need to begin. The workshop is scheduled for 11 am Saturday, October 9, at “Come Home to History,” a history fair at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Conference Center, 161 Newkirk Street, Jersey City, NJ.

Lauriano, the retired Director of Finance for the Catholic Hospitals of the Brooklyn/Queens Diocese, is an amateur genealogist who has lectured extensively at high school and library adult programs and genealogical societies in the New York-New Jersey area. His approach is to give shortcut methods to research when time and family history information is limited.

“Come Home to History: Celebrating 350 Years of Hudson County Heritage” is a full-day history fair that includes more than 30 exhibitors, plus illustrated talks, presentations, films, children's activities, and a tour. It observes the 350th anniversary of the founding of the Town of Bergen, now Jersey City, by the New Netherland colony led by Peter Stuyvesant. Other key moments in Hudson County history will also be addressed. Admission is free. A full schedule and more information is available at www.hudsoncountynjgenealogy.org/historyfair2010 .

“Come Home to History” is sponsored by Hudson County Executive Thomas A. DeGise; Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders; Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and Tourism; City of Jersey City, Jerramiah T. Healy, Mayor; Jersey City Municipal Council; Jersey City Division of Cultural Affairs; Hudson County Community College; Hudson County History Advocates; and the Jersey City Historical Project.

For further information, contact Bob Murgittroyd at bobmurg@gmail.com

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About the Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society

The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, a 501 (c)(3) New Jersey Non Profit Corporation, was formed in October 2007 to promote the study of genealogy and the history of Hudson County. The goal of the society is to collect, preserve and index this information in cooperation with local libraries and internet resources, to encourage adherence to the highest standards of research and documentation, to offer educational programs such as lectures, seminars and workshops and to promote the observance of Family History month.

For more information visit us online at: http://www.HudsonCountyNJGenealogy.org or email info@HudsonCountyNJGenealogy.org