Category Archives: Talks

Oral History Talk at the Boston Public Library

Boston Public Library Local and Family History presentation by Marian Pierre-LouisMarian Pierre-Louis will be presenting the talk “Family Research through Oral History for Less Documented Groups”  for the Local and Family History Series at the Boston Public Library on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 6:00pm EST. The Local and Family History Series is coordinated by the Social Sciences department at the library.

Not all families come from a place that is rich in genealogical documentation like New England. People with ancestry from countries such as Jamaica and Haiti struggle to piece their family history together. Through conversations with family members who are still living, oral history is a useful tool for rediscovering roots. In this talk, participants will learn how oral history can recapture family stories and kindle stronger bonds, particularly within immigrant communities.

The talk will be held in the Commonwealth Salon in the Johnson Building.

Break Down Brick Walls at New England Family History Conference

The New England Family History ConferenceThe annual New England Family History Conference will take place Saturday, March 29, 2014 in Franklin, Massachusetts. Marian Pierre-Louis will present “Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners.”

Everyone needs a little help and encouragement to jump-start their research, especially on hard-to-solve cases. In this presentation Marian will present 10 brick wall tips that will help every genealogist look at their research challenges in a fresh way. This talk will bring you the momentum you need to get your family history research back on track.

The New England Family History conference is the largest free annual genealogy conference in New England. “Ten Brick Wall Tips for Beginners” will start at 9:50am.