The Friends of St. Alphonsus is sponsoring ROOTS XX, on Saturday, March 26, 2011, at
St. Alphonsus Church, site of St. Alphonsus Art & Cultural Center, 2025 Constance Street,New Orleans in the Irish Channel, which will feature Salvadore J. Serio, genealogist and family research specialist to assist you in “Finding Your Roots.” The program will begin at 9:00 am for registration and coffee. The cost is $20.00 person which includes a lunch of corned beef and cabbage with Irish soda bread. Reservations are encouraged for this popular event.
Mr. Salvadore Serio is president of the Cefalutana Society, vice president of the American ltalian Renaissance Foundation and past president of the Genealogy Research Society of New Orleans. He lectures and gives seminars on genealogy and genealogical research. Mr. Serio refers to the program as “Genealogy 101,” for he will explain how to research using the internet, church records and public records at the Orleans and Jefferson Parish public libraries.
For those who have started their research, this will be an opportunity to continue with specific directions and further your knowledge of records available. For those just beginning, Mr. Serio will help you get organized and guide you along the path for success.
Several years ago, Sheila Larmann organized a class and a library of Irish research materials at St. Alphonsus, but the classes were interrupted by Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Materials are still available and Mr. Serio will assist Friends in getting started once again.
The program will end with a tour of St. Alphonsus Church conducted by Mr. William “Bill”
Murphy. For more information and registration please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.