Irish Family History Forum to meet on Saturday

The Irish Family History Forum will meet this Saturday, February 16, at the Bethpage Public Library.

This month the topic will be “Show and Tell.” Members will share interesting research experiences, suggestions, photos, heirlooms, etc.

The program will begin at 10 a.m. and there will be a short break from 11 – 11:30 a.m. for refreshments and Ask the Expert. The program will continue at 11:30 a.m.

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

Two local genealogy groups to have meetings this week

Two local genealogy groups will meet this week.

The German Genealogy Group will meet this Thursday, Feb. 6, at the VFW in Hicksville.

Orientation starts at 7 p.m. and the program begins at 7:30 p.m. This month the program will be “Genealogy Jeopardy.” You can play or be an audience member! Join in the fun as a contestant on Genealogy Jeopardy. Two teams will compete for points in categories like “Where There’s a Will…” and “Any Port in a Storm.”

For more information, go to the club website at: www.germangenealogygroup.com

The Italian Genealogical Group will meet on Saturday, Feb. 9 at the Bethpage Public Library. This month the program will be “Crash Course in Italian History.” The presenter will be Alec Ferretti. He will focus on Southern Italy and the social factors which influenced our ancestors. Alec has been researching his family for over 10 years and is a professional genealogist.

Help session will start at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begin 10:30 a.m.

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

 

 

 

Two local genealogy groups to meet Saturday

Two local genealogy groups will be meeting this Saturday, February 2.

The Huntington Historical Society will meet at 11 a.m. at the South Huntington Public Library. This month’s topic will be “Family Treasures”. Various members of the group will bring in family items to share.

For more information, call 631-427-7045.

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet at 10 a.m. at the Sachem Public Library. This month’s topic will be “Sex, Lies and DNA” presented by Suzanne Danet.

DNA testing can produce surprises and unearth secrets. Unexpected parent-child relationships may be posted outright by your testing company, but other relationships are harder to identify. What do your matches look like when the secret is further back in your tree? Join us as we explore family mysteries that may be hiding in your matches and discuss ideas for solving them.

For more information, go to the club website at:  https://dggli.wordpress.com/

 

Three local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Three local genealogy groups will be meeting this weekend.

The Brentwood Genealogists will present “Using Historic Burying Grounds in Genealogical Research” on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. at the Brentwood Public Library.

For more information, go to the library website at:  www.brentwoodnylibrary.org

The Connetquot Public Library will present “Italian Genealogy Q & A” on Saturday, January 26 at 2 p.m. The speaker will be Alec Ferretti.

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

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will present “Lost and Found: Where Were the 4000 Members of the Richard Family of Hungary?” on Sunday, January 27 at 2 p.m.  The speaker will be  George Richard.  JGSLI member George Richard has been researching his Reichard family for eight years, creating a family tree that dates back to the 17th century. He’ll describe his experiences, including creative strategies that helped him break through “brick walls,” family myths that have been undone, and successes he has had through collaboration with others who are studying this family.

For more information, go to the club website at:  http://jgsli.org

 

Irish Family History forum to meet this Saturday

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

Genealogy Tips and Tricks will take place 10 a.m. with member Kathleen McGee. Ask the Experts will begin at 10:45 a.m. This is a chance to meet one-on-one with an experienced genealogist. The main program will begin at 11:15 a.m.

This month’s program will be “FamilySearch Features, Foibles, Tips and Tricks” presented by Marie Scalisi. Marie, a professional genealogist with more than 30 years experience, will show you how to maximize your use of FamilySearch.  She is also a volunteer at the Family History Center in Plainview.

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

 

Italian Genealogy Group to meet this Saturday

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet this Saturday, January 12, at the Bethpage Public Library.

The tentative program topic will be “Using the New IGG Website.  There is a Help Session from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and the program begins at 10:30 a.m.

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

 

 

Small genealogy research groups to begin in January

*UPDATE*

The Patchogue-Medford Public Library will be hosting a series of area specific research group meetings in January, February and March.

The French-Canadian Genealogy Research Group will meet on Wednesdays, January 9, February 13 and March 13 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The Brooklyn Genealogy Research Group will meet on Wednesdays, January 16, February 20 and March 20 from 10 a.m. to noon.

The New Jersey Genealogy Research Group will meet on Wednesdays, January 23, February 27 and March 27 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Registration is a must.  Each group is limited to 10 people. If the group you are interested in is full, please ask to be put on the waiting list.  You can register online at the library website, www.pmlib.org, or call 631-654-4700.

Several local genealogy groups to meet in December

Several local genealogy societies will be meeting in December.

The Patchogue-Medford Library will be presenting “Preserving Your Past: Home Archiving” on Saturday, December 1 at 10 a.m. Feel free to bring an item – such as a diary, letter or photo – for the presenter to examine and learn how to preserve it.

You need to register for this program. You can register through the library website at www.pmlib.org or by calling 631-654-4700.

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will present “Jewish Given Names” on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 2 p.m. at the Y-JCC in Plainview. The speaker will be Debra Braverman. Jews have distinct given names and naming traditions. This presentation will explain sources of different names and naming patterns based on geographic origin and language.

For more information, go to the club website at: http://jgsli.org

The Patchogue-Medford Library will be presenting “Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Genealogy Enthusiast” on Monday, December 17 at 7 p.m. For more information, call the library at 631-654-4700.

The Brentwood Public Library will present “Digital Maps and Family History” on Saturday, December 22 at 10 a.m. Learn to create a map of the important locations on your family tree using Google maps.

For more information, call the library at 631-273-7883.

Two local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Two local genealogy groups will meet this weekend.

The Irish Family History Forum will meet this Saturday, Nov. 17, at the Bethpage Public Library. The Genealogy Tips and Tricks program will begin at 10 a.m. followed by Ask the Experts at 10:45 a.m. The main speaker will begin at 11:15 a.m.

This month’s program will be “The Orphan Train” and the presenter will be Tom Riley. Tom Riley was researching a book about the orphanage he grew up in when he happened upon 26 boxes of Americana hidden in a hayloft. Material within the boxes was dated from 1832 to 1929 and told the story of the 273,000 children who were transported out of New York City by rail across the U.S. over a period of 75 years. It was the largest mass relocation of children in American history.

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

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, Nov. 18, at 2 p.m. at the Y-JCC in Plainview.

This month’s program will be “Branching Out from Sepharad – Solving a Converso Mystery.” The presenter will be Sarina Roffe. Sarina will outline the history of Jews in Spain, the 1492 Expulsion, their history in Syria, and their immigration to the Americas. She will discuss the ancestry and significance of the Kassin rabbinic dynasty, which dates to the 12th Century, and the 50-year leadership of Chief Rabbi Jacob S. Kassin, who led the Syrian Jewish community in Brooklyn. At the same time, she solves a Converso mystery. Rabbi Kassin’s ancestor arrived in Aleppo in 1540. Sarina solves the mystery of the time gap from 1492-1540.

For more information, go to the club website, go to: http://jgsli.org

NOTE: The Plainview Family History Center will be closed from Monday, November 19
through Monday, November 26, 2018.

Italian Genealogy Group to meet Saturday

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet this Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Bethpage Public Library.

The Help Session begins at 9:30 a.m. and the program will begins at 10:30 a.m. This month’s topic will be “Getting the Most from Ancestry.com” and the presenter will be Alec Ferretti. Ancestry.com is a subscription website that offers more than 40,000 databases consisting of indexes, transcriptions and digitized images of original source documents. Alec will discuss the contents of Ancestry.com as present strategies to help you locate information more efficiently.

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