Historical Society to meet on Wednesday

The Huntington Historical Society will meet this Wednesday, April 23, at 7 p.m. at the Conklin Barn in Huntington.

Speaker will be Art Sniffin and his topic will be “How to Get Your Children Interested in Their Family History.”

The Conklin Barn is located at the corner of New York Avenue and High Street. For more information, call 631-427-7045.

Puerto Rican genealogy group to meet April 22

A Puerto Rican Genealogy Group will meet on Tuesday, April 22, from 6:30 -8:30 p.m at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library.

Come join in and meet other Puerto Ricans interested in their heritage.

The library is located at 54-60 East Main Street in Patchogue. For more information, please call 631-654-4700 ext. 231.

Irish genealogy group to meet this Saturday

Irish genealogy group to meet this Saturday


The Irish Family History Forum will meet this Saturday, April 19, at the Bethpage Public Library.

The help session will begin at 10 a.m. and the meeting will begin at 11 a.m. The topic will be “Fact, Fiction or Fish Tale?”

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

The Master Genealogist Users Group to meet

The Long Island Master Genealogist Users Group will meet this Thursday, April 17, at 7 p.m. at the Plainview Family History Center.

The topic will be “The New Features of The Master Genealogist, Version 9.” The speaker will be Mark Waldron.

The Family History Center is located at 160 Washington Avenue in Plainview. For more information, call Walt at 516-921-0841 or Mark at 631-724-4162.

Digital Public Library to be subject of free webinar

The Georgia Genealogical Society will present a free webinar this Wednesday, April 16, at 8 p.m.

The topic will be “Digital Public Library of America: an introduction to the basics.”

This free online collection of books, images, historic records, and audiovisual materials is available to anyone with Internet access. Many universities, public libraries, and other public-spirited organizations have digitized materials and the DPLA brings these different viewpoints, experiences, and collections together in a single platform and portal.

You must register to participate in the webinar. To register, go to:

Free German genealogy webinar scheduled for tonight

The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society will present a webinar tonight at 8 p.m. entitled “German-American Resources for Genealogists.”

Researching ancestors from German-speaking Europe comes with many challenges. The quality and availability of resources may differ greatly, depending on an immigrant’s place of origin, time of departure, and more. Investigation is further complicated by the fact that documents — including many created in America — were not only written in German, but in a script that even native speakers cannot easily read today. This webinar will offer suggestions on how to use German-American resources in genealogy.

You must register to participate in the webinar. To register, go to:

Civil War records available for free from Fold3

In remembrance of the Civil War’s commencement in April 1861, Fold3 is offering all records in its Civil War Collection for free through the end of April.

Explore Civil War documents featuring everything from military records to personal accounts and historic writings. Soldier records include service records, pension index cards, “Widows’ Pension” files, Navy survivors certificates, Army registers, and much more. Other record types include photographs, original war maps, court investigations, slave records, and beyond. Items such as the Lincoln Assassination Papers, Sultana Disaster documents, letters to the Adjutant General and Commission Branch, and the 1860 census are also contained in the Civil War Collection.

Confederate-specific records include Confederate service records, amnesty papers, casualty reports, and citizens files, as well as Confederate Navy subject files and Southern Claims Commission documents.

To access these records, just go to: http://go.fold3.com/civilwar/

Italian Genealogy Group to meet Saturday

Italian Genealogy Group to meet Saturday


The Italian Genealogy Group will meet on Saturday, April 12, at the Bethpage Public Library, 47 Powell Avenue.

The Help Session will start at 10 a.m. and the meeting will start at 10:30 a.m.

This month’s speaker will be Dorothy Dougherty, with the National Archives, who will discuss Alien Registration Files.

For more information, go to the club’s website at:

Free webinar on estate records set for Friday

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present a free webinar on Friday, April 11, at 2 p.m.

The topic will be “Estate Records – More Than Just Wills,” presented by Linda Woodward Geiger.

This session will introduce a large variety of documents that may be located within the Estate files of individuals dying with or without a will. The records may provide researchers with direct or indirect evidence of heirs of the deceased, descriptions of property (both real and personal), occupation, literacy, and other interesting tidbits.

You must register to participate in this program.

Go to:

Census schedules topic of free webinar

The Friends of the National Archives Southeast Region will present a free webinar on Tuesday, April 8, at 2 p.m.

The topic will be “Farms, Factories & Defectives: The “other” Census Schedules” and it will be presented by Amy Johnson Crow, CG.

Some census years had other schedules taken at the same time. These include schedules about agriculture, industry, and even people deemed to be “defective.” These “other” schedules can shed light on the lives our ancestors led.

You need to register for the webinar in order to participate. To sign-up go to: