Archives for June 2018

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ continues on Monday

The genealogy show “Who Do You Think You Are?” will have its next episode on TLC on Monday, June 11 at 9 p.m.

This season will feature the following celebrities:
*Jean Smart learns that her eight times great-grandmother was arrested for witchcraft.
*Molly Shannon travels to Ireland to unravel the mystery of her maternal line, uncovering ancestors who were forced to change their religion in the face of impending starvation.

To view clips of previous episodes, go to: https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/

Three local genealogy groups to meet this week

Three local genealogy groups will meet this week in Connetquot, Bethpage and Hickswille.

The Connetqout Public Library will present a program on “The Orphan Train” on Wednesday, June 6, at 7 p.m. The Orphan Train was a supervised welfare program that transported orphaned and homeless children from crowded eastern cities of the United States to foster homes in rural areas of the Midwest. Join author and photographer, Tom Riley as he tells this greatest American story never told.

For more information, contact the library at 631-567-5079.

The German Genealogy Group will meet on Thursday, June 7, V.F.W. in Hicksville. This month’s program will be round table discussions. If you have questions or need guidance, come join the table of your choice. There will be tables for short translations, surrogates court, land records, DNA, GGG databases, FamilySearch.org and photo restoration. There will be no meetings in July or August.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m. For more information, go to the club website at: www.germangenealogygroup.com

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet on Saturday, June 9, at the Bethpage Public Library. Help Session begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10:30 a.m. After the annual awards presentation, Alec Ferratti will give a presentation on how to use the Italian website Antenati. There will be no meetings in July or August.

For more information, go to the club website at: www.italiangen.org

Three free webinars set for this week

Three free webinars this week will cover topics such as immigration, researching neighbors and using your digital camera for archival purposes.

The Minnesota Genealogical Society will present “We’re Here in America. Now What?” on Wednesday, June 6, at 8 p.m. Our immigrant ancestors came to America with their hopes and little money. Focusing on the largest European immigration period of 1880 to 1920, the webinar will cover procedures at places like Ellis Island, and travel modes and resources from immigrants’ ports of entry. Learn about how immigrant homes, tenements, unions, settlement houses, benevolent and fraternal societies, churches and synagogues helped guide immigrants to jobs, residences, and more. We’ll also discuss immigrant newspapers and their roles in strengthening immigrant communities.

To register for the program, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/5223666881775170050

Legacy Family Tree Webinars will present “What Your Ancestor’s Neighbors Can Tell You” on Wednesday, June 6, at 2 p.m. Our ancestors did not live in isolation, although we sometimes research them as if they did. They were part of a community of friends, neighbors, classmates and even co-workers. Whether they lived in big cities, small towns or rural farming communities, your ancestor’s neighbors could help you with your research.

To register for the program, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/1419784358274481667

The Ontario Genealogical Society will present “Camera Scanning Your Photographic Archive” on Thursday, June 7, at 7 p.m. The need to digitize photo collections is shared by families and companies alike. The webinar will discuss reasons why using your own digital camera is the fastest, easiest and most economical way to achieve a digital archive.

To register for the program, go to: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/335704376334740482

Family History Library offers free webinars in June

The Family History Library in Salt Lake City will be offering several free webinars for the month of June. All times listed are Eastern Time.

Thursday, June 7 – 3 p.m. – Using German Address Books to Locate Records

Thursday, June 14 – 3 p.m. – U.S. Research: Mountain West Region

Thursday, June 21 – 3 p.m. – Scottish Clans and Naming Patterns

Thursday, June 28 – 3 p.m. – Finding an Ancestor’s Place of Origin in Norway

To attend any of these webinars, go to: June webinar calendar

‘Who Do You Think You Are?’ continues on Monday

The genealogy show “Who Do You Think You Are?” will have its next episode on TLC on Monday, June 4 at 9 p.m.

This season will feature the following celebrities:
*Hilary Duff traces her family history back to medieval Scotland, discovering royalty in her lineage.
*Jean Smart learns that her eight times great-grandmother was arrested for witchcraft.
*Molly Shannon travels to Ireland to unravel the mystery of her maternal line, uncovering ancestors who were forced to change their religion in the face of impending starvation.

To view clips of previous episodes, go to: https://www.tlc.com/tv-shows/who-do-you-think-you-are/