Family history research to be topic of meeting

On Saturday, June 11, at 2 p.m. the Oyster Bay Historical Society will host a panel discussion about the current best practices for researching your family and community history.

Members of the panel will be: Francis Carl and Denice Evans-Sheppard, authors of Footsteps of a Forgotten Soldier: The Life and Times of David Carll; Georgette Grier-Key, executive director and curator of Eastville Community Historical Society in Sag Harbor; and Nicole Menchise, librarian and archivist at the Oyster Bay Historical Society.

The panel will cover such topics as establishing goals and expectations for your research, avoiding mistakes, managing your time and resources, and locating trustworthy sources of information. The 90 minute program, moderated by Historical Society director Philip Blocklyn, will include time for audience questions and comments.

The program will take place in the Oyster Bay Historical Society’s Angela Koenig Center at 20 Summit Street in Oyster Bay. Admission is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

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