Genealogy Basics (Wednesday, January 18)

Are you interested in your family history beyond dates, delving into historical documents to discover relationships and who your relatives were? Learn the basics of genealogy with Holly MacCammon, professional genealogist and archivist, by exploring how to start and where to search for your ancestral roots. (There will also be a second session in person on Thursday, February 16 at 3pm at the North Chatham Free Library.)

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 18, 6 – 7:30pm

Location: Virtual via Zoom

Registration: To register and receive the Zoom link, email ColumbiaCountyLibraries@gmail.com


Holly MacCammon is a professional genealogist and archivist. She has a master’s degree in Library Science from St. John’s University in Queens and a Professional Learning Certificate in Genealogical Research from Boston University. Her professional and lineage memberships include the Association of Professional Genealogists, the New England Historic Genealogical Society, the New York Genealogical and Biographical Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution. Holly lives in Claverack and has ancestral ties to Columbia County, the Hudson Valley and the Adirondack region dating back to the early 19th century. She also has a number of branches of Colonial-Era New England ancestors.