Bucks County Genealogical Society Meeting and Presentation

www.bucksgen.org Presentation: Speaker: Date: Time: Location: Descendant Tracing Melissa Johnson, Professional Genealogist Saturday, October 5, 2013 10:00 to 12:00 noon David Library of the American Revolution 1201 River Road, Washington Crossing, PA

Take a break from researching backward in your family tree and begin “descendant tracing.” Learn how to trace the descendants of an ancestor that are outside of your direct line to locate living cousins. This lecture focuses on the value of researching forward in your family tree and introduces the resources and types of records useful for this increasingly popular type of research. About the Speaker: Melissa Johnson is a professional genealogist specializing in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and British research, as well as family history writing, editing and publishing. She has consulted for Dutch public broadcast network’s “Spoorloos”, a popular television show focused on reuniting long-lost relatives. She currently accepts research assignments. Since 2008, Melissa has been Reviews Editor for the Association of Professional Genealogists Quarterly (APGQ). She is a Trustee of the Genealogical Society of New Jersey, and is also the society’s newsletter editor and program chair. Melissa is also the Vice President of the Monmouth County Genealogy Society in Eatontown, New Jersey. She is active with the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania and New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Melissa holds a Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University, and has also pursued genealogical writing studies at Boston University. She has also completed advanced genealogical coursework at several genealogical institutes. Other Information: Open to the public - No registration required Cost: $5 Members / $10 Non-Members

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