Niagara Branch – Niagara Records at the Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center

Date(s) - 21/05/2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm



The Allen County Public Library Genealogy Center is home to the largest collection of Canadian records outside of Canada. Join us to explore these resources and learn more about our collection.


Elizabeth Hodges, a Louisiana native, is a historian, educator, and genealogist. She received her bachelor’s degree in History from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. While pursuing her masters in Irish and Irish American Studies at New York University, she became an educator at the Lower East Side Tenement Museum in New York City. Elizabeth’s love and fascination with genealogy and family history grew exponentially through sharing the stories of immigrants, migrants, and refugees who once resided in a historic tenement in lower Manhattan with visitors. Upon graduating from New York University, she began working for the New York Public Library in the Lionel Pincus and Princess Firyal Map Division as a page while pursuing her MSLIS from St. John’s University.

Elizabeth first began researching her own genealogy at the age of eighteen, and since then she has focused on tracing her ancestors’ journeys within southwest Louisiana, New York, Ireland, England, and beyond. While her specialties and interests lie in Irish migration/immigration, New York genealogy, the experiences of immigrant women, archival management, and Louisiana genealogy and local history, she is always eager to learn and explore other aspects of genealogy research.

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