Areas of Expertise:
April Lynne Earle is the newest member of the library faculty. Her primary responsibilities are cataloging, reference, and information literacy instruction. Since her teens, though, she has been actively researching her family’s history.
A descendent of early Long Island settlers, April can document one of her lines back to a birth in Sussex, England in 1525. With “deep-seeded” New York roots, she is also intensely familiar with researching NYC and NY State vital records. Recently she has added DNA testing to her understanding of genealogical research; the results of which have confirmed her connection to her American Revolutionary patriot ancestor. Ask her if she can name all 32 of her great-great-great grandparents and she will ask you if you want to hear them alphabetically or chronologically. Show off.
When helping others to research their family trees, April stresses the importance of documentation, citation, and the exercise of the Genealogical Proof Standard to establish familial relationships.
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