May 2, 2018

Princeton Public Library Hosts Genealogy Workshop

On Sunday, May 20 from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Princeton Public Library will host an event in which participants will explore genealogy resources and tools for researching and preserving their family history.

Co-sponsored by the Historical Society of Princeton, “Research Your Roots” features presentations by genealogy experts, including librarian, author, and archivist Christine Crawford-Oppenheimer, who will give the keynote address on evaluating online genealogical information and an additional presentation on how to ensure you are researching the correct person.

Certified genealogist Melissa Johnson will give a presentation on advances in technology that have made research more effective, as well as techniques for developing research plans and organizing materials. Molecular biology and genetics researcher Anthony May, a certified genealogist, will discuss direct-to-consumer DNA testing and how to understand the results in the context of your family tree. The presentation will include examples of how those with little knowledge of their family history can make big discoveries.

The workshop will also include lunch provided by the library, networking opportunities, and a discussion panel with the speakers. It is limited to 60 participants and registration is required through the library’s events calendar at or at

The library is in the Sands Library Building at 65 Witherspoon Street. Visit or call (609) 924-9529.