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Sunday, March 10, 2019
How to Navigate
the Family Search Website
FamilySearch is the largest genealogy organization in
the world, having digitized their 2 billionth record, it
is researchers need a little help navigating the site.
That’s why Richard and Angela Wood, known to their
fellow members of the Church of Jesus Christ of the
Latter Day Saints (LDS) as Elder and Sister Wood, have
been on the road, providing help to Family History
Centers throughout New Jersey and parts of New York. On
Sunday, March 10 they will be here in Monmouth County as
the featured speakers at the Monmouth County Genealogy
Society (MCGS) General meeting.
The Woods answered their church’s call to serve for 18
months as Area Family History Consultants and,
shuttering Elder Woods’ business law practice in the
Seattle area, have been teaching researchers the
intricacies of Family Search since late 2017. They will
return to the Northwest in April, so don’t miss this
opportunity to get the answers to your Family Search
When not busy training leaders of New Jersey and New
York’s Family History Centers how to assist visitors
looking for their ancestors, the Woods have been helping
out visitors to Ellis Island. They have been
volunteering at the American Family Immigration Center,
part of an interactive area on the Ellis Island tour
where visitors can access the passenger records of the
ships that brought nearly 65 million immigrants, crew
members and other travelers to the Port of New York and
Ellis Island between 1820 and1957.
In addition to access to digital images of genealogical
records and a number of databases, FamilySearch.orgalso
contains the catalog of the Family History Library in
Salt Lake City, Utah. The library holds genealogical
records for over 110 countries, territories, and
possessions, including over 2.4 million rolls of
microfilmed genealogical records; 742,000 microfiche;
310,000 books, serials, and other formats; and 4,500
periodicals. FamilySearch also offers research help
through the Family History Research Wiki, Forums,
digitized books, and online free family history courses
through the Learning Centre, according to Wikipedia.
This meeting will be held at the Eatontown
Community/Senior Center, 72 Broad Street,
Eatontown. It will start at 2:00 preceded by
refreshments at 1:30. Guests are welcome.
& Irish Special Interest Group
The Scot-Irish and Irish
groups have now merged.
meeting is on April 13th from 2-4
PM Marlboro Public Library, 1 Library Court,
Marlboro. (Corner of Newman Springs
Rd/520 and Wyncrest Rd).
To add your name
to the list of attendees, contact
Judy Bretzger at email@example.com
or Donna Diamant at firstname.lastname@example.org
meet on a Saturday each month at 1 PM at the Calvary
Baptist Church at Bridge Avenue and River street in
Red Bank. The next meeting will be January 12th.
For more information contact
Sharon Lee at (732)768-1783 email@example.com
or Charles Lawson at (732)530-1995
Special Interest Group
next regular meeting is scheduled for April
6th at the Colts Neck Library
10AM-12PM (small room).
If you aren't already on the
email list, please contact Debbie
White at firstname.lastname@example.org
so that you can be added to the list and
informed of any changes in meeting dates
next Monmouth Roots Group will meet April 6th
(in the large room) at the Colts Neck
Library, 1 Winthrop Drive, Colts Neck
from 10AM to 12PM. The meeting
after that will be on April 6th (back in the
more information, please contact Lynn Wilson
so that you can be added to the list and
informed of any changes in meeting dates etc.
The next meeting will be on February
13th. Contact Lynn Wilson at
email@example.com for more
The next meeting will be on Saturday,
March 16th at the Ocean Township
Library from 10AM-12PM. Subsequent
meetings will be on March 16th, May 18th, July
20th, September 14th, and November 16th.
For more information contact and to be added
to the list contact Pat Conwell at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Nancy Bunn at email@example.com
Also available here:
Cornelius Walling complete
will 9627M dated August 22, 1825
from Book B wills folio 461 from the
Monmouth County Surrogates Office.
Cornelius Walling inventory
9627M dated January 25, 1826 from Book C
inventories p. 144 from the Monmouth
County Surrogates Office
No Place Like Home!
in New Jersey
30 March 2019
to 4 pm
begins at 8:30 am
us for “coffee and…” during registration!
Center, 72 Broad Street, Eatontown
Archive North East
Order of Hibernians (Irish Emigrant Society)
Catholic Historical Commission
your own lunch;
beverages and desserts will be provided
Beverly at (732) 747-8505 firstname.lastname@example.org
October 26, 2019