Researching your family history can be daunting, especially if you don’t know where to look. In this educational and inspirational webinar, learn how to access records of your Salem ancestors and what resources are available to amateur and professional genealogists by some of the leading repositories in New England. Continuously inhabited for millennia and a port of entry for people from all over the world, Salem, Massachusetts has a diverse range of genealogical records, many of which are available to the public. Join Essex Heritage with the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, and the Southern Essex County Registry of Deeds to get a “how-to” on filling in the Salem branches on your family tree. Following the webinar will be a Q&A with the panelists.
Preceding the event, Kate Fox from Destination Salem will provide an introduction to Salem Ancestry Days and highlight some of the events and programs available to participants this year and in the future.
Dan Lipcan is the Ann C. Pingree Director of the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum. He oversees a talented staff charged with stewarding and sharing the library’s extensive collection of books, archives, ships’ journals, broadsides, and ephemera. He joined the PEM in 2019 after a 16-year tenure at The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Thomas J. Watson Library. Outside of the library he pursues candlepin bowling, paddleboarding, record collecting, and jaywalking!
Ginevra Morse is the Vice President of Education and Programming for American Ancestors and New England Historic Genealogical Society. She joined the American Ancestors staff in 2010 as Publications Coordinator, transitioning to the Education team as Online Education Coordinator in 2013. In that role, Ginevra developed the American Ancestors Online Learning Center: an online portal to resources including webinars, online courses, subject guides, and more. In 2014 Ginevra became the Director of Education and Online Programs. Today she oversees all programming for the organization, including research tours and programs, seminars, workshops, online programs, conferences, group visits, offsite lectures, youth education, and community events. Ginevra previously worked in marketing for an academic, foreign language publisher, where she created webinars and other online learning initiatives for teachers. Ginevra holds a B.A. in anthropology from McGill University in Montréal. She enjoys researching her own family connections to Essex County and is a current resident of Salem.
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