Debra_Hoffman-BioPic-2012_400x500Sunday, September 27, 3 pm — Brick Walls.
Debra Hoffman

Learn genealogical research techniques and strategies to move beyond your brick wall and continue exploring your family history.

About Debra Hoffman
Specializing in Maryland and German research, Debra A. Hoffman is a professional genealogist and the owner of Hoffman Genealogical Services. She has a certificate in Family History from Brigham Young University and, since 2009 she has completed courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Debra is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and belongs to the William Winchester Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as many other state and local genealogical societies.

WHEN:
Sunday September 27, 3:00 pm.

WHERE:
The Parkville Senior Center
Room 308, 3rd Floor (Elevator Available)
8601 Harford Road
Parkville, Maryland 21234

For detailed directions and a map, select: PLANNING A VISIT.

THE FOLLOWING TAKES PLACE ON MEETING DATES:
The Library is open from 12 – 2 pm.
The General Meeting followed by refreshments takes place from 2 – 3 pm.
THE GUEST SPEAKER PRESENTS FROM 3 – 4 pm.

THE FOLLOWING INTEREST GROUPS MEET IN THE CORRIDOR OUTSIDE OF THE LIBRARY:
The Eastern European Interest Group meets from 11:45 am – 1 pm.
The Computer Interest Group meets from 1 – 2 pm.

P R O G R A M   O F   S P E A K E R S
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Debra_Hoffman-BioPic-2012_400x500September 27 — Brick Walls.
Debra Hoffman

Learn genealogical research techniques and strategies to move beyond your brick wall and continue exploring your family history.

About Debra Hoffman
Specializing in Maryland and German research, Debra A. Hoffman is a professional genealogist and the owner of Hoffman Genealogical Services. She has a certificate in Family History from Brigham Young University and, since 2009 she has completed courses at the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research, the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh. Debra is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and belongs to the William Winchester Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution as well as many other state and local genealogical societies.

Wayne_Schamburg_Enhanced_IMG_0188October 25 — Baltimore’s First Century.
Wayne Schaumburg

Trace the history of Baltimore from its founding in 1729 through the War of 1812. We will look at the developments that transformed Baltimore Town from a sleepy village on the Patapsco River to a major American city by 1820, with emphasis on the people, places and events responsible for our amazing growth. We will look at how Baltimore came to be in 1729 and will discover that its early history was actually a tale of three towns: Baltimore Town, Jonestown and Fell’s Point – each with an important role to play.

Learn Baltimore’s role in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 and how we earned the nickname of “that nest of pirates on the Chesapeake.” Finally, we will look at the architectural heritage of this period and those buildings that are still standing today, which include Mt. Clare Mansion, St. Paul’s Rectory, Otterbein Church, the Flag House, Carroll Mansion, the Old Town Quaker Meeting House, Homewood Mansion, St. Mary’s Chapel, the Battle Monument and others.

About Wayne Schaumburg
Mr. Schaumburg has degrees in history and liberal arts from Towson University, Morgan State University, and Johns Hopkins University.  He taught in the Baltimore City School system for 39 years.

Malissa_RuffnerNovember 22 — Enoch Pratt Library
Malissa Ruffner

Malissa will give an overview of the holdings of the Enoch Pratt State Library Resource Center that are most important to genealogists, highlight offerings that be accessed from home, and provide useful tips for making a trip to the historical Central Branch.

About Malissa Ruffner
Malissa Ruffner has been seriously researching her own family since attending Bob Barnes’ four introductory sessions at the Maryland Historical Society in 2009. She holds a J.D. from the University of Maryland, Baltimore, and an M.L.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park. As an archivist, she worked on projects at Goucher College, Hampton National Historic Site, and the University of Maryland, University Archives. She was certified by the Board for Certification of Genealogists® in September of 2014 and serves as Vice-President of the Maryland Genealogical Society.

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