Archives for September 2013

Genealogy Roadshow continues tonight

Genealogy Roadshow continues tonight

The PBS show Genealogy Roadshow continues tonight with its second episode, this time set in Detroit. The show airs at 9 p.m. on Channel 13.

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In last week’s episode, set in Nashville, two people wanted to find out if they were related to Davey Crockett and a young woman wanted to find out about the father she never knew.

After Detroit, the next two episodes will be set in San Francisco and Austin, TX.

You can read about the program and last week’s show by going to the show web site at:

New addition to genealogy collection

New addition to genealogy collection

Be sure to check out our newest genealogy book, Advanced Genealogy Research Techniques, by George G. Morgan and Drew Smith.

As some people may know, George and Drew host the very popular genealogy podcast, “The Genealogy Guys.” Both have written genealogy books on their own.

The book is filled with many practical examples on how to deal with brick wall problems.


Come to the library and see what other genealogy books we have that may help you with your research.

Two genealogy clubs to meet this Saturday

Two genealogy clubs will be meeting this Saturday, Sept. 28, in Suffolk County.

The Patchogue-Medford Genealogy Research Group will meet at 10 a.m. at the Patchogue-Medford Library located at 54-60 E. Main Street in Patchogue.

The speaker, Laura Murphy DeGrazia, will talk about “Spanning the Great New York Abyss: Connecting Generations When No Vital Records Exist.”

The Brentwood Genealogists will meet at 10 a.m. at the Brentwood Public Library located at 34 Second Avenue.

Mary Ann Koferl will be discussing “Beyond the Arrival Date: Extracting More from Passenger Lists.”

National Archives Virtual Genealogy Fair

The National Archives recently hosted a virtual genealogy fair for two days in the beginning of September.

For those who missed the fair, handouts are available online for almost all of the programs presented. There is also a link for recorded sessions from the fair.

The topics are very interesting ranging from Civil War Pension Files to Native American Records to Federal Penitentiary Records.

To access the handouts and the link to the recorded sessions,
go to:

Genealogy TV show to begin Monday

Genealogy TV show to begin Monday

Sorry that “Who Do You Think You Are?” has ended?

PBS will begin a new genealogy series on Monday, Sept. 23, called “Genealogy Roadshow.”

The show will focus on tracing the roots of everyday Americans. The participants will come from four cities: Nashville, Austin, Detroit and San Francisco. It will air on PBS Channel 13 from 9 – 10 p.m.

The hosts of the show will be Kenyatta Berry, president of the Association of Professional Genealogists and D. Joshua Taylor who serves as the lead genealogist at

Genealogy magazine picks the 101 best sites

The annual list of Family Tree Magazine‘s 101 Best Websites was recently announced.

The magazine lists sites in several categories including:
Best British and Irish websites
Best Continental European websites
Best U.S. websites
Best Online Genealogy Tools and Trees websites
Best Genealogy Photo and Mapping websites

To read about all the sites, go to:

And don’t forget – the library subscribes to Family Tree Magazine. Magazines are located on the second floor.

Genealogy meeting this weekend

The Italian Genealogy Group will be meeting this Saturday, Sept. 14, at the Bethpage Public Library at 10 a.m.

The speaker will be Laura DeGrazia and her topic will be “Of City Slickers and Straphangers: Tracing Urban Ancestors.”

The meeting is open to all and there is no fee.

For more information, go to the website at: