Event box

Intro to Genealogy

Intro to Genealogy

This 90-minute lecture is an introduction to the principles and techniques of genealogy, the study of family history and lineage. Participants will learn how to use various resources and tools to trace their family roots and document their family history. The course will cover basic concepts such as pedigree charts, family group sheets, and vital records, as well as more advanced topics such as DNA testing and analyzing historical documents.

By the end of the 90-minutes, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the principles and methods of genealogy research.
  • Identify and evaluate different types of genealogical resources.
  • Create basic family tree charts and family group sheets.
  • Analyze historical documents and artifacts for genealogical information.
  • Understand ethical considerations when researching family history.


About the Speaker and River Ridge Learning:

Ridge River Learning Exchange was established in 2007 as an educational consulting organization that always worked with one simple goal in mind - keep the fun in learning.

Ridge River Learning Exchange believes that there is no such thing as an ordinary student. Every student is special, every student is important, and every educator carries the power of impacting others.

Bryon Torsiello is a lifelong resident of Bergen County. His interest in Genealogy started some fifteen plus years ago with a major family “puzzle” that went unsolved for almost 75 years. An unsolved mystery led to a hobby, which led to an idea, which led to an opportunity to share knowledge, which led to a class called “Introduction to Genealogy”.

We hope you will join us and then be able to delve into your family history!

Thursday, July 18, 2024
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Demarest - Community Room
BCCLS Library:
Demarest Public Library

Registration is required. There are 24 seats available.

Event Organizer

Profile photo of Demarest Library
Demarest Library

90 Hardenburgh Ave.
Demarest, NJ 07627