Instructor Biography: Lauren Orenstein
LAUREN SHULSKY ORENSTEIN has been researching family histories for more than 20 years, dating back to a time when finding a census entry was an arduous process involving city directories and endless scrolling through microfilm.  She is comfortable in archives of every size and type, including libraries, tax departments, surrogate's and civil courthouses, universities and cemeteries.  She works to venture outside the "usual" research venues to succeed.  Lauren understands that sometimes the most important item on a document appears, at first glance, to be the most insignificant.  Her academic background in archaeology makes her uniquely qualified to dig through records, new and old, to find the information needed.