Saturday, March 15th at 2 p.m.
Have you had trouble finding your female ancestors? Ancestors have a way of hiding. Understanding the strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities of the available online sites, knowing what various databases exist and how to use them for your benefit are critical to successfully find those pesky relatives. Toni McKeen, a local genalogist, will share the tips and tricks she has developed over the years to help locate difficult relatives who don’t seem to want to be found.
Want even more? Join us at 1 p.m. to discuss your family research.
About Toni McKeen
Toni has been doing genealogy research on her own extensive Italian and her husband’s Irish family for the last 29 years. She now has more than 9,100 of her closest family members entered in her Family Tree Maker program. Toni has identified relatives on extended branches who married into the family including those from various immigrant ethnic groups as well as others who have been here long enough to practically have greeted George Washington when he arrived. She is a member of several genealogical organizations.
For the last 11 years, while not doing continuing research on her own family, Toni has been teaching several levels of genealogy in her home town of Ridgefield, CT. Toni is on a mission to expose as many people as possible to the fun, excitement, and importance of tracing their own genealogy. She believes documenting your family history is important for yourself and for future generations, even if they are not interested or have the time now. Over the years she has taught over 2100 hours of genealogy courses at Founders Hall in Ridgefield, and Redding, CT as well as Bronxville and Mamaroneck, NY.
Toni has also been a popular lecturer at various genealogy societies in the New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Boston, and Long Island areas.