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Talk with a Hetfield Descendant at the Hetfield House

Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 7:00 pm

On Thursday evening, March 23, at 7:00 pm, Valeri Shafer will meet with visitors at the Hetfield House. Valeri is a descendant of the Hetfield family, as well as many other families in the Mountainside area – and the colonial “West Fields” of Elizabethtown. If the names Hetfield, Crane, Clark, Woodruff, Cory and Winans, among others, are familiar to you, they are also Valeri’s ancestral names. In addition, Valeri Shafer is a genealogist. She has researched her ancestors, our early citizens, and has extensive knowledge of the who’s who from our area. Come by the Hetfield House at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 23rd, and join Valeri as she discusses the people who came before us. Refreshments will be served. Admission is free, but donations are always welcome.
Valeri J. Shafer is a professional genealogist, who left the teaching profession and began her own genealogical quest over a decade ago. Through her company, Kindred Genealogy, she has shared her knowledge of local history and genealogy with others. Her focus is on Early American English and Dutch Settlers, particularly those whose families can trace their heritage to Royal lines in Europe. In addition, she has done extensive research on the immigration and settlement of the Pennsylvania Deutsch and early Manhattan settlement, including early 1800s Italian immigration.
The Deacon Andrew Hetfield House and Levi Cory House are located at Constitution Plaza adjacent to the Mountainside Library. Constitution Plaza is the first right off Birch Hill Road which is off New Providence Road near the Mountainside Volunteer Fire House.
For information on the Mountainside Historic Committee events or to donate funds, please call (908)789-9420; or, go to: www.mountainsidehistory.org


Thursday, March 23, 2017
7:00 pm


Hetfield House
Constitution Plaza on Watchung Ave.
Mountainside, NJ
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