Three local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Three local genealogy groups will be meeting this weekend.

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

There will be a Genealogy Tips and Tricks program at 10 a.m. led by Kathleen McGee. She will share research tips for both new and experienced genealogists. Following this, there will be an Ask the Experts session.

The featured speaker this month will be Toni McKeen who will discuss “Organizing Your Genealogy.” Ms. McKeen will show methods to organize what you have and where to go find what you still need. The program will features a genealogy tree program, helpful websites and handouts.

For more information, go to the club website at:

Also on Saturday, the Patchogue-Medford Genealogy Research Group will meet at the Patchogue-Medford Library at 10 a.m.

This month’s speaker will be Melissa Johnson and she will discuss “Introduction to British Genealogy.” For more information, contact the library at 631-654-4700

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet on Sunday, Nov. 20, at the Mid Island Y-JCC in Plainview at 2 p.m.

This month’s topic will be “Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots” presented by Andrew Zalewski.

Austrian Galicia, the region that from 1772 to 1918 spanned parts of today’s Poland and Ukraine, is the subject of Dr. Zalewski’s book which reflects on centuries of Jewish history in the region, on the interaction between its ethnic groups, and on the debates and tensions within the diverse Jewish community. Dr. Zalewski has discovered many voices that had long been forgotten, as well as surprising details about his own family. His talk will be illustrated by genealogical findings and by archival pictures and old maps of Galicia.

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