Virtual genealogy fair continues Wednesday and Thursday

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair continues Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 29 and Oct. 30.

Presentations will be broadcast live on YouTube. There is no charge for the genealogy fair.

Wednesday, Oct. 29 (Eastern Time)
10 a.m. – Great Granny Eunice came from Ireland, Grandpa Fred was in the War, Can Access Archival Databases (AAD) Help Me?
11 a.m. – World War I Draft Registration Cards
Noon – Ancestry.com
1 p.m. – Finding the Correct Ancestor: Using Civil War and Census Records
2 p.m. – FamilySearch
3 p.m. – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
4 p.m. – Federal Land Records at the National Archives

Thursday, October 30 (Eastern Time)
10 a.m. – Family History and the FOIA: Researching 20th Century
11 a.m. – Discovering Your Family’s Past in Military and Early FBI records, Veterans Administration Personal Data Records and Selective Service Records
Noon – Individual Deceased Military Personnel Files (IDPFs)
1 p.m. – Vets and Feds in the Family Tree
2 p.m. – Alien Ancestors during Times of War
3 p.m. – Patently Amazing: Finding Your Family in Patent Record

For more information, go to: http://www.archives.gov/dc-metro/know-your-records/genealogy-fair/

Genealogy TV show continues on Tuesday

“Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” Season 2 continues on Tues. Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations.

This episode will feature: Angela Bassett, Valerie Jarrett and Nas.

Gates and his team will use genetic genealogy to make discoveries about the past including being able to identify tribal Native American ancestry, solve paternity mysteries and pinpoint the geographic origins of hidden ancestry.

There is a companion website to the program at:
www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots
and a companion Facebook Page at:
www.facebook.com/FindingYourRootsPBS

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair set for Oct. 28, 29 and 30

The National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair will take place on Oct. 28, 29 and 30.

Presentations will be broadcast live on YouTube. There is no charge for the genealogy fair.

Tuesday, Oct. 28 (Eastern Time)
10 a.m. – Introduction to Genealogy
11 a.m. – Preserving Your Personal Records
Noon – When Saying “I Do” Meant Giving Up Your U.S. Citizenship
1 p.m. – Overview of American Indian Records and Resources on the National Archives Website

Wednesday, Oct. 29 (Eastern Time)
10 a.m. – Great Granny Eunice came from Ireland, Grandpa Fred was in the War, Can Access Archival Databases (AAD) Help Me?
11 a.m. – World War I Draft Registration Cards
Noon – Ancestry.com
1 p.m. – Finding the Correct Ancestor: Using Civil War and Census Records
2 p.m. – FamilySearch
3 p.m. – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service
4 p.m. – Federal Land Records at the National Archives

Thursday, October 30 (Eastern Time)
10 a.m. – Family History and the FOIA: Researching 20th Century FBI records
11 a.m. – Discovering Your Family’s Past in Military and Early Veterans Administration Personal Data Records and Selective Service Records
Noon – Individual Deceased Military Personnel Files (IDPFs)
1 p.m. – Vets and Feds in the Family Tree
2 p.m. – Alien Ancestors during Times of War
3 p.m. – Patently Amazing: Finding Your Family in Patent Record

Two programs scheduled for this Saturday

The Brentwood Genealogists will meet this Saturday, Oct. 25, at 10 a.m. at the Brentwood Public Library.

The speaker will be Maureen Taylor, “The Photo Detective,” who will discuss Identifying and Dating Family Photographs.

The library is located at 34 Second Avenue. For more information, call the library at 631-273-7883.

The Patchogue-Medford Genealogy Research Group will meet at 9:30 a.m. for a getting started help session. The program will begin at 10 a.m.

Speaker Rhoda Miller will discuss “Researching New York State Institutional Hospitals.”

For more information, go to the club’s web site at:
www.pmlib.org/genealogy

Family History Workshop to take place Nov. 2

The 24th Annual Family History Workshop will be presented by the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island on Sunday, Nov. 2.

This workshop will take place from 12:30 – 5 p.m. The instructors will explain where and how to find the many Jewish records which exist in the United States, Europe and Israel.

Registration to the program includes a full year membership in the Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island and a flash drive containing a copy of the workshop manual, “Jewish Genealogy 101″.

Early Registration through Oct. 26 is $45.
Late Registration is $55.

Checks can be made payable to JGSLI. Send check, your address and email to: JGSLI Workshop, Attn: Bonnie Birns, 28 Madison Avenue, Jericho, NY 11753

For more information, go to the club web site at:
www.jgsli.org

Huntington Historical Society to meet on Wednesday

The Huntington Historical Society will present a program entitled “Could Your Ancestors’ Records Be Hidden Under a Surname Variation?” on Wednesday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m.

The program will take place at the Huntington Public Library, located at 338 Main Street.

For more information, contact the historical society at 631-427-7045.

Genealogy show continues this Tuesday

“Finding Your Roots with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.” Season 2 continues on Tues. Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. on PBS stations.

This episode will feature three celebrity chefs: Tom Colicchio, Ming Tsai and Aaron Sanchez.

Gates and his team will use genetic genealogy to make discoveries about the past including being able to identify tribal Native American ancestry, solve paternity mysteries and pinpoint the geographic origins of hidden ancestry.

There is a companion website to the program at:
www.pbs.org/wnet/finding-your-roots
and a companion Facebook Page at:
www.facebook.com/FindingYourRootsPBS

Free webinar to discuss Pre-1850 census records

The Wisconsin Genealogical Society will present a free webinar, “Pre-1850 Tic Marks,” on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 8 p.m.

Presenter Peggy Lauritzen will discuss the tick marks used in census records and explain what they mean and how they can help in your genealogy research.

You much register for this free webinar. To register, go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8330619527775041794

Irish genealogy group to meet Saturday

Irish genealogy group to meet Saturday

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The Irish Family History Forum will meet this Saturday, Oct. 18, at the Bethpage Public Library.

There is a Help Session at 10 a.m. and the program will begin at 11 a.m. The topic for this month will be “Assisted Irish Emigration” and the speaker will be Claire Curtain.

The library is located at 47 Powell Avenue. For more information, go to the club website at: www.ifhf.org

Three free webinars available on Wednesday

Take the opportunity to listen to one, two or three free webinars this Wednesday, Oct. 15.

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “Researching Your War of 1812 Ancestor” at 2 p.m. Many of the The War of 1812 records have proven valuable for genealogical research. Learn about the War of 1812, the major record sets of benefit to genealogists, how to identify service information such as location and military section of service, and which records are available to access online.

The presenter, Thomas MacEntee, owns the genealogy-related business called High Definition Genealogy and also created an online community of over 3,000 family history bloggers known as GeneaBlogger.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to:
http://www.familytreewebinars.com/webinar_details.php?webinar_id=200

The Georgia Genealogical Society will present “How to Save Your Research from Destruction and Ensure Its Future Survival” at 8 p.m.

Presenter Lisa Louise Cooke will teach you the seven key strategies to securing the future of your research including designating a “research keeper,” setting up a Genealogy Materials Directive and making donations with a Deed of Gift.

Lisa Louise Cooke is the owner of Genealogy Gems, a genealogy and family history multi-media company. She is the producer and host of “Genealogy Gems Podcast” as well as the “Family History: Genealogy Made Easy” podcast.

You must register for this free webinar. To register, go to:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/727535109128952065

The Southern California Genealogical Society will present a webinar at 9 p.m. entitled “Post It Forward: Archiving Lessons from my Great-Grandfather’s Records.”

What happens over three generations to family history records? And what will happen to your records? Presenter Janet Hovorka’s great-grandfather did his best but he couldn’t foresee the iPad and YouTube generation. What preservation measures can you take now?

Janet and her husband Kim Hovorka own Family ChartMasters, a genealogy chart printing company. She is past president of the Utah Genealogical Association (UGA).

You must register for this free webinar. To register go to:
https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/403796688