Shickshinny, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania

When I first came to Luzerne County I drove right through Shickshinny. These towns are not labeled very well so I suddenly realized I was there. I could not linger because I needed to get to the Luzerne County Historical Society in Wilkes-Barre and I was late for my first day of research. So I come back on my way out on Wednesday, September 17, 2008 and ate lunch at the Wagon Wheel. As I ate my lunch I made new friends. I walked around the main area and I took pictures of the town. I bought a Shickshinny T-shirt at the Graphics store past the mini-mart and gas station. I wish the Greater Shickshinny Historical Society much success with their new building.

On Sunday at 3 p.m. between the visits to the cemeteries, I stopped for about about 2 hours to give a talk on Genealogy for the Greater Shickshinny Historical Society. I own BJM Genealogical Research Services and am current President of the Puget Sound Chapter of the APG. My talk was about hiring a genealogist to assist you with your genealogical research and explained the differences between the APG (Association of Professional Genealogists) and the BCG (Board of Certification). I also gave tips on hiring a professional genealogist. I then explained my family research and why this Scottish girl was visiting the area. I gave a description of the family I was researching and the surnames Goss, Scott and Seward are the main ones. There are more names but it can get a little overwhelming.

I then went over some principles about doing genealogy and things to look out for. I left my presentation board with the Historical Society for their use. A small group had gathered for this talk and it was fun to answer their questions. Again, thanks Donna and Phil for putting this together. I appreciate it.


About BJ MacDonald

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