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Ridgewood Local History Center Offering Genealogical Consultations

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Ridgewood Library. Photo Credit: Google

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. — The Ridgewood Public Library invites the public to participate in its local history and genealogy programs and events.

Genealogy consultations are being offered through July in the Bolger Heritage Center at the following times: 4-6 p.m. June 27; 11 a.m.-2 p.m. July 5; 7-9 p.m. July 6; 10 a.m.-12 p.m. July 7; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. July 13; 1-3 p.m. July 15; 4-6 p.m. July 25; 10 a.m.-12 p.m. July 27.

Additionally, personal stories, considered part of Ridgewood's history are being preserved for future generations and shared on the library's website as part of Storytellers @RPL.

Anyone interested in being interviewed is urged to come forward, as are those willing to conduct interviews.

People interested in either service — a genealogy consultation of personal story interview — should contact Local History Librarian Sarah Kiefer at skiefer@ridgewoodlibrary.org or 201-670-5600, ext. 135.

Lastly, the Genealogical Society of Bergen County will host a 7 p.m. June 27 meeting entitled “Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)” in the library auditorium.

There will be two speakers: Jo Anne Makely, a trustee of both the Genealogical Society of Bergen County and American Ancestors/New England History Genealogical Society, and Lynne Skead, registrar of the Hester Schuyler Colfax Chapter of the National Society of the DAR.

They will share insights into the mission of the DAR as well as the process of joining, and talk about the resources at the DAR library in Washington, D.C. Everyone is welcome.

The library is located at 125 No. Maple Ave.

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