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The Genealogical Society of the West Fields will resume its monthly schedule of meetings on Thursday, September 11, at 1 p.m. in the Program Room of the Westfield Memorial Library.
Bette M. Epstein, a librarian and archivist from the State Library, will discuss "Genealogical/Historical Collections." Ms. Epstein, who has degrees in American History and Secondary Education, as well as Library Service, holds an Advanced Certificate in Preservation.
She is a member of the Society of American Archivists and is a participating archivist in the New Jersey CAPES project, undertaking conservation surveys of local historical collections. Ms. Epstein compiled, with others, a "Guide to Family History Sources in the New Jersey State Archives."
Her scholarly presentations include "Steps in Preserving Historic Documents" and "Land Records, Maps, Tax Ratables and Related Materials in New Jersey." She will touch upon the projected move of the archives in a few years time.
The meeting is open to the public at no charge, and refreshments will be served. Additional details about this meeting, or the Genealogical Society of the West Fields, may be obtained from Fred Bollinger, President, at (908) 232-6419.