Beginning research for your family history can feel overwhelming. Do you join a website? Listen to your relatives? Something else? O’Sullivan will introduce participants to the workings of the US census. A foundational source for the research of US based ancestors, the census allows a researcher to follow a family over time. It can provide hints for other useful sources. Participants will learn how to use census access on FamilySearch, a free genealogy website, to trace their family from the mid-20th century back to the 18th century.
Bryna O’Sullivan is a Middletown based professional genealogist and French to English genealogical translator. As proprietor of Charter Oak Genealogy, she specializes in lineage society applications.