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Plainfield Public Library Genealogy Club

Are you interested in discovering your family history?
Do you need help using genealogical resources?
Would you like to meet other family historians? 
Join the Library's genealogy club!

Upcoming Programs

Finding Native Americans in African-American Families
Saturday, February 5, 2022 at 10:30am via Zoom
Presented by Angela Walton-Raji

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This program explores records that document blended families of African and Native American ancestry. Ms. Walton-Raji will also point out places beyond online databases that can be useful when documenting families of mixed heritage.

There will be time for Q&A following the presentation.
This is a FREE program.

See More Local History & Genealogy Dept. Programs Here

Past program topics:

  • County & State resources
  • DNA and genetic genealogy
  • Idenitfying Photos
  • Family Tree Software
  • Organizing research
  • Using court records
  • Research practices
All programs are held via Zoom, and are FREE and Open to all. Registration is required.
If you would like to request a program topic, please contact us (see below).

Recorded Programs

January 28 First Steps in Family History (Handouts) with Jane Thoner (PPL)
February 4 The Library of Congress: Pursuing Your Family History in the National Library
with Ahmed Johnson (LOC)
March 6 NJ Genealogy Resources at Newark Public Library with Tom Ankner (NPL)
March 31 Success Searching Plainfield's Historical Newspapers with Jane Thoner (PPL)
April 8 Exploring Your Roots: African American Genealogy at the Library of Congress with Ahmed Johnson (LOC)
May 1 Genealogy Resources at the Jersey City Public Library with Danny Klein (JCPL)
May 26 Discover Death Dates in the Plainfield Area (Handouts) with Jane Thoner (PPL)

August 7

The Genealogical Collections of the Elizabeth Public Library with Aimee Fernandez-Puente (EPL)
October 2 Getting Started with Puerto Rican Genealogy with Luis Ariel Rivera
November 6 Tips for Interviewing Relatives with Stephanie Call (AmericanAncestors & NEHGS). Recording available on site for Plainfield Public Library card holders. Please contact us for details.


For more information, please contact the Local History, Genealogy & Special Collections Department by email or call 908-757-1111, Ext. 136.

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