GOSHEN — The Orange County Genealogical Society will be offering a program, “Files, Folders, or Piles of Papers? Organizing Your Research,” at 10:30 a.m. Oct. 1.

This program will be presented by Toni McKeen, well-known speaker on genealogical topics.

Researchers often have difficulty organizing documents, keeping track of what you have, what you are still looking for, as well as the best ways to file your precious finds. This lecture will offer suggestions on how to sort the information, the kinds of documents you should include in your research, and provide helpful charts to record your results.

For the last 11 years McKeen has been teaching several levels of genealogy in her home town of Ridgefield, Conn. McKeen is on a mission to expose as many people as possible to the fun, excitement, and importance of tracing their own genealogy. She says documenting your family history is important for yourself and for future generations, even if they are not interested or have time now. McKeen has also been a popular lecturer at various genealogy societies in New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, Boston, and Long Island. She has presented programs for the Orange County Genealogical Society in the past.

The program will be held at the Goshen United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall at 115 Main St., Goshen. Refreshments will be served following the program. The program is free and open to the public. To ensure sufficient handouts are prepared for attendees, or to request access to the handicap ramp, send an email with the subject heading “Files, Folders, or Piles of Papers?” to ocgsny@gmail.com. Be sure to put your name in the body of the email.

For additional information go to ocgsny.org or email Anna Calli at acalli1065@aol.com.