Members of the public are invited to attend a workshop on historical research tools and methods at 7:00 PM on Thursday, November 1, sponsored jointly by the Springfield Free Public Library, the Daughters of the American Revolution - Church and Cannon Chapter, and Crane’s Ford Chapter and the Sons of the American Revolution, West Fields Chapter.
Guest speaker Paul Savage will focus on using historical thinking skills in research; using advanced Google search tools to narrow historical investigations; using the State of New Jersey archives; and exploring the assets of the David Library of the American Revolution. All four tools can help researchers mine information related to the Morris County Militia.
Paul Savage is a teacher of Advanced Placement United States History and Advanced Placement Capstone Seminar at the Academy for Information Technology in Scotch Plains. He has been at the school since 2006. Before teaching, Savage was as a journalist for the Princeton Packet and the Trenton Times. He is a resident of Carversville, Pa. Savage said his interest in the Morris County Militia began when his late cousin Bill Savage completed their family history. Two of their ancestors, Samuel Freeman and Caleb Tuttle, were in the militia. His cousin traced their family history to the English settlement of Elizabethtown in 1666. Savage grew up in Kearny, N.J., attended Rutgers University and has a master’s degree in education from Seton Hall University.