Archives for April 2014

German Genealogy Group to meet Thursday

German Genealogy Group to meet Thursday

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The German Genealogy Group will meet this Thursday,May 1, at the Hicksville V.F.W.

Orientation will be at 7 p.m. and the program will begin at 7:30 p.m. The speaker will be Richard Haberstroh and he will discuss “19th Century Germany: A Genealogical Overview.”

The V.F.W. is located at 320 South Broadway. For more information, check the club’s web site at: www.germangenealogygroup.com

War of 1812 records to be topic of meeting

The Patchogue-Medford Genealogical Research Group will meet this Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. at the Patchogue-Medford Public Library.

The topic of the meeting will be “Genealogical Records of the War of 1812.”

There will be a help session from 9:30 – 10 a.m.

The library is located at 54-60 East Main Street. For more information, go to the library web site at: http://www.pmlib.org/genealogy

Blogging topic of program on Saturday

The Brentwood Genealogists will meet this Saturday, April 26, at 10 a.m. at the Brentwood Public Library.

Presenter Mary Ann Koferl will speak about “Blogging for Beginners.”

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

Genealogy conference to take place May 3

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society are co-sponsoring the 10th Annual African American Genealogy Conference in Harlem on Saturday, May 3.

The conference will take place from noon – 4 p.m. at the LDS chapel located at 360 Lenox Avenue on the corner of 128th Street.

Speakers will be Mary H. Slawson and Ahmad Corbitt.

Ms. Slawson is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists, Association of Personal Historians, and The New England Historical Society. She is the author of “Getting It Right: The Definitive Guide to Recording Family History Accurately,” a style guide for Family History.

Mr. Corbitt is the Director of the New York office of Public and International Affairs for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Attendees will be able to meet with genealogy specialists to help answer questions and provide information on how and where to get started. Computers and online resources will be available to conference attendees prior to the conference, beginning at 11:15am.

The conference is free and open to the public. You can register for the conference in person, by emailing HarlemAAGC@gmail.com, or by going online at www.haagc.com/register.html

Jewish Genealogy Group to meet on Sunday

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, April 27, at 2 p.m. at the Mid Island JCC-Y in Plainview.

Speaker Allan Mallenbaum will discuss “They Fought Back: Jewish Heroines of Auschwitz.”

The Center is located at 45 Manetto Hill Road. For more information, go to the society web site at: www.jgsli.org

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

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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:
https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3037090065917562113