Genealogist Lisa Dougherty returns for a third time to discuss some of the pitfalls in trying to follow family myths in your genealogy searches.
Is your genealogy being influenced by mythology? Maybe you’ve always heard that your great grandmother was Native American, or that your grandfather was a stowaway. Is famed Irish Chieftain Brian Boru really your 32nd great-grandfather? Genealogist Lisa Dougherty will take us through some of the most common myths that get passed down in families, and how putting faith in them can lead us down a false research path.
Lisa Dougherty returns to the Irish Cultural Center of the Mohawk Valley for a third time to talk about some of the rabbit holes one could fall into as a result of some of the far-fetched family legends passed down though generations. Lisa is a professional genealogist, lecturer and volunteer based in the Albany area of upstate New York. A member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, she is also a graduate of the ProGen Study Group. Lisa has many years of experience in family history research, and specialize in finding places of origin for Irish ancestors, as well as tracing family lines forward to find living relatives.
This presentation will take place on Thursday March 24, 2022 at 7 PM, in the Irish Cultural Center’s H.A.R.P. Museum (623 Columbia St., Utica). This is a free event, but attendees are asked to register through Eventbrite to ensure a seat.