Genealogy workshops at Old Stone Fort


An upcoming genealogy workshop series at the Old Stone Fort Museum will help new and experienced researchers learn to utilize new resources and teach them ways to organize and preserve documents and historic materials at home.
The series will begin on Valentine’s Day, Thursday, February 14 at 7pm with “Love and Marriage,” which will focus on tracking couples and families using clerical and civil records of marriages, marriage licenses, marriage bonds and more.
The workshops will be led by Boston University Certified Genealogist Cathy Adams and Schoharie County Historical Society Trustee Bonnie Dailey, a retired attorney who has been doing genealogy for more than 30 years.
Future workshops in the four-part series will be held on March 14, April 11 and May 9. These workshops will allow participants to take a closer look at the resources, tools and strategies used in successful genealogical research.
Participants are welcome to attend one or all of the workshops in the series.
T he cost is $5 per workshop and free for Schoharie County Historical Society members.
Those who attend or pre-pay for all four workshops in the series will be able to sign up for a special fifth workshop scheduled for Saturday, June 8 from 10am-2pm at the Schoharie Free Library.
This special fifth installment will allow participants to bring their own family research for a one-on-one session with a genealogist.
Space for this special workshop is limited and registration is on a first come, first served basis.
Pre-registration for each workshop is encouraged and can be made by contacting Old Stone Fort Educational Outreach Director Melinda McTaggart at (518) 295-7192 or by email at
All workshops, aside from the one on June 8 at the Schoharie Free Library, will take place at 7pm in the Badgley Museum Annex at the Old Stone Fort Museum Complex.