Searching for Ramapo Valley and Bergen County Ancestors
Presented by Maria Hopper
Thursday, December 4 at 7:30 p.m.
Ramapo Reformed Church Education Bldg., 100 Island Road, Mahwah NJ
Maria Hopper, a Certified Genealogist* will give tips on finding records both on and off the internet for doing research on your ancestors. Maria will cover what’s on the internet and what’s not, the use of local church, census and cemetery records, local newspaper and library resourses, and finding and using Bergen County court records. Examples will be given using local Mahwah families.
Maria Hopper has been interested in genealogy, particularly her husband’s Bergen County roots, for more than 35 years. She is past president of the Genealogical Society of Bergen County, and is currently a Trustee Emeritus. After retiring from teaching in 2003, she began a second career as a professional genealogist, helping clients discover their roots. In August 2006 she became a Certified Genealogist. (Marie is one of only three Certified Genealogists* in the state of New Jersey.) She has written and published The Hopper Family Genealogy; Descendants of Andries Willemszen Hoppe(n); The First Six Generations, and is currently working on the completion of her next book, The Hopper Family Genealogy; The Seventh and Eighth Generations.
*Certified Genealogist or CG, is a service mark for the Board for Certified Genealogists, used under license by board certified genealogists after periodic evaluation: the Board name registered in the USPTO. Visit www.bcgcertification.org for more information.
Admission $3.00 – Members free, refreshments served.
The Mahwah Museum receives operating support from The New Jersey Historical Commission, Dept. of State.