FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society to Attend Hudson County History Fair October 18, 2014
Society to Provide an “Ask Granny” Workshop for Attendees
OCTOBER 2, 2014 -– JERSEY CITY, NJ -- The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, one of the only genealogy and family history groups focused entirely on the study of Hudson County, New Jersey, is pleased to announce its participation in the October 18, 2014 Hudson County History Fair, including an “Ask Granny” workshop to introduce attendees to family history research.
“Do your children know the maiden names of each of your grandmothers?” “Do your children know where each of your grandfathers was born?” If the answer to either question is “No,” attendees will have an opportunity to give their families an incredible gift by joining The Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society as it shows how to record the answers to these questions during its “Ask Granny” workshop from 1:30 – 2:30 pm during the Hudson County History Fair being held on October 18, 2014 at New Jersey City University’s Gilligan Student Union Building’s multipurpose room located at 2039 JF Kennedy Boulevard. Admission and parking is free.
“Ask Granny” is just one of the many exciting events taking place as the Hudson County History Advocates hosts a local celebration of the 350th anniversary of the founding of New Jersey. “Where New Jersey History Began” will feature displays from over 40 Hudson County Organizations and Cultural Groups, presentations by New Jersey authors and historians, documentary films and even treasure hunts for the kids.
Cynthia Harris will explore 20th century Hudson County through a showing of vintage post cards; John Gomez will share his views of “Legendary Locals of Jersey City”; and Neal Brunson will discuss “the African Community of 1664”. Evaluations of small antiques will also be conducted throughout the day by Bob West, Leslie Levine and Mackey Antiques for all who want to bring along treasured keepsakes.
“Where New Jersey History Began” is sponsored by New Jersey City University; Hudson County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs and Tourism; the County of Hudson, Executive Thomas A. DeGise; Hudson County Board of Chosen Freeholders; and The Provident Bank Foundation. Additional support is provided by the Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society, Bayonne Historical Society, Friends of the Loews, Historic Preservation Network, Hoboken Historical Museum, Jersey City Landmarks Conservancy, Jersey City Parks Coalition, and the New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association.
For more information about fair programs, parking information and other updates, visit the Hudson County History Advocates website at www.hchistoryadvocates.org.
About the Hudson County Genealogical & Historical Society
The Hudson County Genealogical 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.
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