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October 2014

Genealogy 2: Using Ancestry.com to Search U.S. Census Schedules: A Hands-on Workshop

October 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Discover the power of searching census records online using Ancestry, a major collection on online genealogy databases.  Discover what census schedules will tell you about your relatives, and learn a few tricks to make your searching more effective.

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The Roebling Legacy-October 29th author talk

October 29 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
2nd Level Reading Room,
185 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Join us for our next author talk from the Notable New Jersey series. This series is provided by a grant from the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. The Roebling Legacy by Clifford W. Zink, preservation consultant and historian, chronicles the more than 200-year history of the Roebling family. Impacting the state and the nation, the Roebling family’s many accomplishments included the design and building of the Brooklyn Bridge and building the great cables for the George Washington and Golden Gate bridges.…

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Grantseeking Basics and Introduction to Finding Funders

October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Gain an introduction to the world of foundation fundraising. Are you a representative of a nonprofit organization? New to fundraising? Learn how to become a better grantseeker! In this two-hour class we will cover: what you need to have in place before you seek a grant; the world of grantmakers; the grantseeking process; and available tools and resources.  You will also find out how to use Foundation Directory Online Professional (FDOP), a premier research database for nonprofits, which provides detailed…

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November 2014

Proposal Writing Basics

November 7 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Learn the key components of a proposal to a foundation. For those new to proposal writing, this class will cover: How the proposal fits into the overall grantseeking process What to include in a standard proposal to a foundation Tips for making each section of your proposal stronger What funders expect to see in your proposal and attachments Tips for communicating with funders during the grant process Additional resources on proposal writing, including sample proposals Please note, this class will…

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Teen Books – Not Just for Teens – Adults Love Them Too!

November 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Meeting Room, Level 5,
185 West State Street, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Are teens you know reading and talking about the latest teen books that you’ve never heard of but wish you did? Curious about all the recent movies being made based on teen books (The Hunger Games, The Fault in Our Stars, If I Stay, The Giver)? Were you aware that a majority of teen books published are actually being read by adults? Wonder why? Sharon Rawlins, Youth Services Specialist, NJ State Library, will answer that question and share some of…

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Genealogy 3: Locating Vital Records

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
New Jersey State Library, Technical Training Lab, Level 5,
185 W State St, Trenton, NJ 08608 United States
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Learn how birth, marriage, and death records can help you discover your ancestors. This session focuses on locating New Jersey records but also provides hands-on experience with two web-based services that will lead you to records in other states as well.

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