Photo of the Week
——————– January 22, 2024 ——————–
FROM THE SCHS LIBRARY & ARCHIVES
HALLOCK / TERRY GENEALOGY CHART By BESSIE HALLOCK
Hallock / Terry Genealogy Chart by Bessie Hallock of Riverhead.
(From the Collection of the Suffolk County Historical Society Library & Archives.)
There are all sorts of ways to record a family tree–from the basic ancestor chart and family group chart to electronic programs to creative works of genealogy art.
Most family history researchers begin with a simple chart or ancestor list to record information about themselves, their parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. They search for birth, marriage, and death certificates and other documents, including religious records, old letters, photographs, and other memorabilia, recording their sources along the way. Once the first few branches of a family tree are recorded, the researcher continues moving backward to methodically complete the tree, a time-consuming labor of love.
The Hallock / Terry Genealogy Chart pictured here was designed by Bessie Hallock of Riverhead in an intricate circular format, tracing lines of the Suffolk County family through many generations, from the 1900s back to the 1600s.
by Wendy Polhemus-Annibell, Head Librarian
Join us for a book talk with genealogist Debra Warner Anderson
whose great-great grandmother’s letters offer a rare glimpse
into nineteenth-century rural life in Baiting Hollow.
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