Genealogy Sources Series for Why Joining Genealogical & Historical Societies and Archive Grid. Both of these presentations will be made available online. Once they are available a notification will be posted on our Facebook Page.

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – CANCELED – Timesaving Apps for Busy Genealogist Webinar. You can still watch the webinar from home, by signing up at

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 Bridging the Gap: Finding Ancestors in the United States between 1780 and 1840. This webinar is presented by Legacy Family Tree. Come join us from 2 to 3:30pm @ Henderson Historical Society to learn how to find colonial ancestors through probate, land, census, tax and other compiled records that will help you to bridge the gap of your colonial ancestors.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 – Railroads of Jefferson County. Richard Palmer has done extensive research on the history of the railroad system in Jefferson County. Come learn about the history of the railroad system and how it brought change to Jefferson County. Lecture will begin at 2pm @ the Henderson Fire Hall.

Saturday, June 20, 2020 – North Country Bird Club Walk @ Southwick’s Beach Nature Trail. Come join some of North Country Bird Club members to explore and learn about the areas birds in their native habitat along the nature trail at Southwick Beach beginning at 9am. Dress for weather and wear comfortable shoes. This is a family friendly event, so bring the kids.

Saturday, June 27, 2020 – Dedication of Pomeroy Sign @ Carpenter Cemetery. The Sons of the American Revolution will be honoring Revolutionary War soldiers that are buried at Carpenter Cemetery with a sign through William G Pomeroy Foundation. The foundation has aided in financial support for historical roadside markers in Jefferson County. Please join us at 2pm @ Carpenter Cemetery to honor and remember our Revolutionary War soldiers buried there.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020 Finding a Father for Molly – Using DNA. This webinar is presented by Legacy Family Tree. Come join us from 2 to 3:30pm @ Henderson Historical Society. Come learn how matches on Ancestry and GEDmatch helped to narrow the number of potential candidates by building a targeted testing plan, developing a hypothesis and using documentary evidence to support the conclusion. The case presented will how using basic principles can help you figure out biological family members.

Saturday, July 18, 2020 – The Story of Robert Lansing. Come join us to hear the story of Robert Lansing from Larry Corbett. Presentation will begin at 10am @ Henderson Historical Society.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020 50 More Websites Every Genealogist Should Know. This webinar is presented by Legacy Family Tree. Come join us from 2 to 3:30pm @ Henderson Historical Society. Come learn some of the newest websites any who is doing genealogy research should know about.

Saturday, July 25, 2020 – Write Your Story in a Month Challenge. Sheila Byrnes has presented several amazing writing workshops for our society and she is back this summer with a challenge. Join Sheila to learn more of her challenge for us to write our personal story in a month. If you prepared for the challenge or not, join us at 10am @ Henderson Historical Society to learn more about the challenge.

Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020 Using DNA to Solve Adoption and Unknown Parentage. This webinar is presented by Legacy Family Tree. Come join us from 2 to 3:30pm @ Henderson Historical Society. DNA has changed the possibility of solving mysteries that traditionally were considered unsolvable. Advancement in DNA has revolutionized the possibility of learning information of adoptees and those with unknown parentage and other unknown ancestors. This webinar will explain how to use DNA results to solve previously unsolved mysteries.

Saturday, August 8, 2020 Henderson Heritage Day & Juried Craft Show Come explore our museum, cabin and boat annex. Various crafters, authors, food vendors and other exhibitors will be available for shopping. Step back in history and visit the re-actors at our 1820s cabin. Explore some of our historic boats that once sailed Lake Ontario in our Peter-Stevens Boat Annex, located just behind our museum. A silent auction will be going on in our museum. Come check out what we have. Events start at 8:45am and ends at 3pm.

Saturday, August 15, 2020 – The Story of Charles Grandison Finney. Come join us to learn about Charles Grandison Finney from Sue Witmer. Presentation begins at 10am @ Henderson Historical Society.

Saturday, August 22, 2020 – Write Your Story in a Month Challenge Conclusion. Were you able to complete the challenge? Even if you didn’t complete the challenge. Come back to join us to see how everyone’s journey went with writing their own story. Learn the challenges, success and not there yet success. Come celebrate with Sheila Byrnes on your accomplishment of what you were able to get written at 10am @ Henderson Historical Society.

Sunday, December 6, 2020 – Henderson Historical Society Annual Christmas Party & Open House. Come join us to explore the museum, mingle with your neighbors and have lunch. Our doors will be open from 12pm to 3pm @ Henderson Historical Society.

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