The genealogy community lost a valued member when Mel Wolfgang passed away last Friday, July 5. A New York state resident he was the proprietor of Jonathan Shepherd Books, a frequent speaker at conferences in the US since the 1970s, and wrote a column for the New York State Archives’ quarterly magazine “New York Archives”.
He spoke in Canada at the OGS 2012 conference in Kingston where his presentations on newspaper research, New York resources, and archival tips were educational and highly entertaining. He had previously presented in 2009 in Ottawa at Gene-o-Rama.
Born in Albany, New York he was a graduate from McGill University in Montreal.
Those who want to send their condolences may do so in the obituary guest book: http://www.newcomeralbany.com/
Thanks to Gail Dever for passing along this sad news.