New Genealogy Seminar Series Set to Help You Find Your Roots – Meets this Monday at 3:15PM

February 6, 2015

Every family has a unique story. Do you know yours?

Shows like "Who Do You Think You Are" and "Finding Your Roots" have recently popularized genealogy. This informal seminar can get you started on thinking about your family tree, finding evidence, and making US and World History a bit more personal.

“Special Topics in History: You 101” will host its inaugural meeting this Monday, February 9 at 3:15pm in room L-116 on the first floor of the Nancy Thompson Library.

The seminar will be led by Kean University Archivist Erin Alghandoor and will encourage participants to think about their personal family history, take actions to begin collecting more information, and consider what to do with the information once it is collected.

This is a great opportunity for all ranges of people interested in their family history, whether you have already begun your research or are starting from scratch. You never know what you will learn! And, as you begin to gather information, you'll find your ancestors become more than just names on a piece of paper or computer screen.

This is the first in a series of genealogical research seminars organized by the Kean University Archives.

For more information on this seminar and the Kean University Archives, please contact Erin Alghandoor at or visit

Shane Derris is the Assistant Director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics and Policy.