Genealogist Investigates the Hidden Meaning in Names at the Rochester Hills Public Library

The Rochester Hills Public Library proudly presents “What’s In a Name?” presented by Genealogist Judy Nimer Muhn, April 19 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Nimer Muhn has been researching genealogy since the age of 12 and specializes in French-Canadian, Acadian, Native American and Michigan genealogy. She will discuss how your surname could offer important clues about your family’s history and the signals that there may have been a name change in your family tree.

“My presentation will focus on how a name can be a key to an entire ethnic history that might have otherwise gone undiscovered,” says Nimer Muhn. “Not only on how to see if there was a name change in your family history, but how to use that information to uncover more about your genealogy.”

For audience members interested in doing their own genealogy research the Rochester Hills Public Library offers in-house access to free of charge.

“ lets you search census data, vitals and military and immigration records,” says Rochester Hills Public Library Community Relations Specialists Amanda Harrison Keighley. “It’s an invaluable tool for anyone researching their family history.”

The program is April 19 from 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. in the Multipurpose Room and is open to everyone with an RHPL library card. Please register in advance at

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