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Andrew Dauphinee, Instruction and Outreach Librarian

September 2019

Lifelong Financial Education

September 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Finances play an important role in our everyday lives and often determine what we can and cannot do, such as buy/lease a new card, rent or buy a home, and even how often we can treat ourselves to meals at a restaurant.   As we grow and make more financial obligations, especially planning for retirement, it is important to be educated in financial literacy to make sure we make the appropriate decisions based on our goals and means.  Dayana Moya and…

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October 2019

Using Online Polish Archives for Genealogical Research

October 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Elana Broch is an amateur genealogist who has spent much of her research efforts trying to find out about her grandfather, Saul Lichtman, a 1941 Holocaust victim.  Although Lichtman's birth town (Bilshivtsi) is now in Ukraine, the town (Bolszowce) was Polish until after World War II.  Many Polish records of that era defy the rules of archival provenance and are in the Polish Archives in Warsaw (AGAD).  Her genealogical quest took her to the Polish historical archives in Warsaw in…

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Investment Basics

October 15 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Join us for a COMPLIMENTARY seminar from the Credit Union of New Jersey to help you better understand investments.  Investments are a key part of a person’s financial well-being and long term financial plans.  Britany Enelow, Financial Advisor, will outline different types of investment vehicles and their associated risks, including: Benefits and Risks of Investing Types of Common Investments Understanding Your Risk Tolerance NOT A CREDIT UNION DEPOSIT; NOT NCUA INSURED; NOT INSURED BY ANY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AGENCY; NOT GUARANTEED…

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Picturing Your Research – Finding, Procuring, and Preserving Images

October 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Did you realize that you have a UNIQUE, never shared before collection of archival materials in your house right now? Your family photos!  Your research can come alive with images, but finding, scanning, and preserving them can be a daunting prospect. In this talk, we’ll look at all three—from the perspective of a designer, photographer, researcher, and archivist (in training). Michelle D. Novak will give us an introduction on how to best scan the images you have, ways to find…

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Persist and Prevail: African American Family Achievements

October 22 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Tracing African American lineage in the United States can be very difficult, especially if one's ancestors were slaves.  While records were kept listing slaves as property, often times they did not include the name of the slave and if they did, it was only a first name.  Please join us as Muriel "Dee Dee" Roberts and Barbara Riley Polk discuss how a 1938 Works Progress Administration slave narrative helped answer their family questions and expanded their research.  They will also…

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WEBINAR – Shining a Light on Fraud, Waste, and Abuse in all Levels of New Jersey Government

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Our tax dollars fund the State of New Jersey so it is important to ensure that our money is being spent properly.  Fraud, waste, and abuse cause unnecessary burdens to be placed on not only the taxpayer, but different branches, departments, and agencies.  In 2007, the Office of the State Comptroller was created to battle fraud, waste, and abuse through accountability, audits, and investigations.  It also provides an avenue for citizens and groups to report suspected abuse, fraud, or waste…

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WEBINAR – Finding Your Women Ancestors in New Jersey Records

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Are you trying to research a female ancestor from New Jersey and don’t know where to start?  Regina Fitzpatrick, Genealogy Librarian at the New Jersey State Library will review how to find women in popular New Jersey genealogical collections.  Learn smart research strategies within individual collections and more about collections you may not have thought to check for your ancestor. Click here to register!

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November 2019

Planning for Retirement

November 6 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

Join us for a COMPLIMENTARY seminar from the Credit Union of New Jersey to help you better understand how people prepare for retirement. Retirement planning is the basis of a person’s future financial well-being and all their long-term financial plans.  Britany Enelow, Financial Advisor, will outline strategies you can use to help create a secure retirement plan, including: Envisioning your Retirement Building your Retirement Strategy Sources of Retirement Income Building your Nest Egg Retirement Risks to Consider NOT A CREDIT…

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Interview Tips and Tricks

November 12 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Fifth Floor, 185 W State Street
Trenton, NJ 08625 United States

The interview process is the last hurdle in getting a new job, promotion, or starting a new career.  It is during the interview that you as an individual truly get to shine and finally explain why you are the best person for the job.  The interview can also be the most stressful part of the job-searching process because it often feels like one misstep could turn everything against you.  Fear not!  Join us as we walk you through the interview…

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