What: Old Dartmouth Roots: A Genealogy & Local History Symposium
Where: New Bedford Whaling Museum
When: September 22, 2011 at 11:15 a.m. & 1:30 p.m.
The Claire T. Carney Library Archives and Special Collections will be participating in “Old Dartmouth Roots,” a series of talks on local history and genealogy organized by the New Bedford Whaling Museum. On September 22 at 11:15 AM, UMass Dartmouth Archivist, Judy Farrar will be on a panel of local repositories to present an overview of the archives’ holdings. At 1:30 PM on that same day she will be presenting a talk about the “History of Jewish New Bedford” and the role of oral history projects in documenting local and family history.
The Old Dartmouth Historical Society / New Bedford Whaling Museum are presenting the region’s first genealogy symposium, “Old Dartmouth Roots: A Genealogy & Local History Symposium” from September 22-24, 2011. The three day event will include presentations on local genealogical resources and collections, a primer on how to do a genealogy search, a guide to regional cemeteries, walking tours and more.