Niagara County Genealogical Society,

215 Niagara St in Lockport NY


on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00pm



Finding your Birth Parents - Beginner’s Guide for the Adopted


More and more genealogists find themselves having to learn to navigate between a birth family and an adopted family. Join us at the Niagara County Genealogical Society, 215 Niagara St in Lockport NY on Wednesday, May 22nd at 7:00pm as Ward Bray, APG shares his expertise in adoption research. Ward will give us his step by step guide to begin the process of finding birth families. 

Ward R. Bray, APG, has been an LDS Family History Center volunteer librarian for over thirty (30) years and has a weekly shift. He is a member of the Association for Professional Genealogists (APG) performing research for clients for over twenty (20) years. He is a graduate of SUNY at Buffalo (Business Management) and Niagara Community College (Computer Technology). 

Ward specializes in Western New York as well as Welsh and English genealogical research. Ward is experienced with Kinship Report preparation for cases in Erie and Niagara County New York Surrogates Court. Ward has helped to reunite families who were separated due to adoption using research and DNA.

Ward has presented various genealogical-related topics to organizations including Church Records, Land Records, Adoption and Forensic Genealogy (expert witness efforts for Surrogates Court cases).


Everyone is welcome at this free program!