March 11 Meeting – Jeanette Sheliga – Navigating

The March 11 Meeting will be offered on Zoom only due to weather.

It will feature Jeanette Sheliga speaking on Navigating is a free, historic newspaper website that contains archives of over 50 million pages of microfilmed newspaper images (mostly New York state newspapers, along with collections from other states and Canada). This presentation will give an overview of the content and a variety of search strategies.

Jeanette lives in Lockport, NY and has been researching her family tree since 2002. Her career is a public school band teacher which she has done for over twenty years.

She began genealogical lecturing at the North Tonawanda Public Library in 2011 and soon after formed the North Tonawanda Library Genealogy Club of which she managed for ten years.

In 2013, she became a Board Member for the Niagara County Genealogical Society. She is also the society Vice President, NGS Delegate, and the Program Chairperson. Jeanette became Chairman of the Board on March 2020 and held that position for over a year and a half.

Jeanette has proven her ancestry and joined many lineage societies including the: National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, First Families of Pennsylvania, National Society Descendants of American Farmers, and the National Society of Mayflower Descendants. She was elected as Chapter Registrar for her local Niagara Falls DAR Chapter in June 2020 and held that position for a year and a half