Cold Spring Harbor library to host DNA program

The Cold Spring Harbor Public Library will present “DNA Testing: What’s It All Aoubt” on Tuesday, July 24 at 7 p.m.

Patricia Ann Kellner, founder of the DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island, will discuss what you can learn from your DNA test results. DNA tests can be a great tool to use to find your family and your origins and can also give insight into your health.

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island meets from September through June on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at the Sachem Public Library.

For more information about the program, contact the library at 631-692-6820.

Two local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Two local genealogy group will meet this weekend.

The Brentwood Genealogists will meet at the Brentwood Public Library on Saturday, June 23, at 10 a.m.

This month’s topic will be “Paper-less Genealogist and Voices from the Past: Exploring Genealogy with Oral History.”

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

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet on Sunday, June 24, from 2-4 p.m. at the Mid-Island JCC in Plainview.

This month’s presenter will be Judi Langer-Surnamer Caplan who will discuss “My Hashava Experience.”
In the early 1900s many Jews helped build Palestine by opening bank accounts or buying stock in the Jewish Colonial Trust — including Jews in Europe who later died in the Holocaust.

Since 2006, Hashava has worked to find the rightful heirs to these assets. Judi will describe her experience documenting for Hashava the family of her “double relative” — great-aunt and first cousin Feiga Gitelson Surinamer nee Hirschorn, Asset A1951.

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, June 16, at the Bethpage Public Library.

Genealogy Tips and Tricks will Kathleen McGee will being at 10 a.m., followed by Ask the Experts at 10:45 a.m. and the featured speaker at 11:15 a.m.

This month’s speaker will be Melissa Johnson who will discuss “Internet Resources for Genealogists.” Learn how to use top genealogical websites most effectively, including Ancestry. Fold3, GenealogyBank, FamilySearch and Google as well as websites of federal, state and local archives.

There will be no meetings in July or August.

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

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

Two local genealogy groups to meet this Saturday

Two local genealogy groups will meet this Saturday, June 2.

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet at the Bethpage Public Library from 10 a.m. to noon.

This month’s program is celebrating the 1st anniversary of the group. Members are invited to speak about their greatest discovery since joining the DDGLI. In addition, there will be a DNA Fashion Show and a DNA food contest. Prizes will be awarded to winners in each catagory.

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

The Huntington Historical Society will meet at 11 a.m. at the South Huntington Public Library.

This month’s presenter will be Terry Koch-Bostic. She will discuss “Catholic History and Records in New York State.”

For more information, call 631-427-7045.

Jewish Genealogy Society to meet this Thursday

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet on special day this month, Thursday, May 24, from 7 – 9 p.m. at the Mid-Island Y-JCC in Plainview.

This month’s program will be “Sex, Lies and Genealogical Tape” presented by Ron Arons. For 20 years, Ron has explored the life of the great-grandfather he calls “a criminal, a chameleon, and a comedian.” He will share his latest finds about this serial bigamist who served time in Sing Sing, double dipped on Social Security, and repeatedly lied on documents. Ron will also describe the wide range of records he used in his research and how he dealt with large discrepancies between them.

He is the author of “The Jews of Sing Sing,” “Mind Maps for Genealogy,” and “WANTED!: U.S. Criminal Records Sources & Research Methodology.”

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

Irish Family History Forum to meet Saturday

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

At 10:00 a.m. there will be Genealogy Tips and Tricks with Kathleen McGee. There will be a refreshment break at 10:45 a.m. followed by Ask the Experts. The featured speaker will start at 11:15 a.m.

This month’s topic will be “Evidence Analysis: Finding the Right Record Using the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS)” by genealogist Rhoda Miller. She will demonstrate methods of looking at your research to find gaps as well as evaluate findings, especially those with conflicting or indirect evidence. Irish examples will be given.

For more information, go to: www.ifhf.org

Italian Genealogy Group to meet this Saturday

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet on Saturday, May 12, at 10:30 a.m. at the Bethpage Public Library.

This month’s meeting will be “Ask the Experts.” If you’ve hit a roadblock in your research, our panel of expert genealogists will be answering questions. We will take questions from the audience, but all are invited to submit questions in advance for our experts to answer. Email your questions to: programming@italiangen.org

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

Two local genealogy groups to meet this week

Two local genealogy groups will meet this week.

The German Genealogy Group will meet this Thursday, May 3, at the VFW in Hicksville. This month’s meeting will feature a live webinar with genealogist Thomas MacEntee entitled “Secrets of the U.S. Federal Census.”

Every US Federal Census had its procedures as well as its quirks. Do you know how to tell who was the “informant” in the 1930 or 1940 US Census? Do you know how to access the instructions given to enumerators for each census? Do you know what all the different “codes” mean? Learn the fascinating journey of US census data from the census planning phase to the final tabulation. Participants will gain a better understanding from the perspective of both the enumerator AND the enumerated how the US Federal Census worked for particular years.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the Help Desk is available at 7 p.m. The meeting will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet this Saturday, May 5, at 10 a.m. at the Patchogue Medford Library.

This month’s topic will be “DNA Painter.” DNA Painter is a simple, Free web-based tool that allows you to ‘paint’ segments of your DNA according to the ancestors you inherited them from and track your DNA matches visually.

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

Two local genealogy groups to meet this weekend

Two local genealogy societies will meet this weekend.

The Brentwood Genealogists will meet at the Brentwood Public Library on Sat. April 28 at 10 a.m.

This month’s program will be a webinar with genealogist Melinda Baker entitled “Researching Outside the Family Tree.” Our ancestors did not live in isolation, although we sometimes research them as if they did. Learn how to find information about your ancestors by learning about their neighbors.

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

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet this Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at the Y-JCC in Plainview.

This month’s program will be “Finding Relatives with MyHeritage DNA Matching” presented by Daniel Horowitz, chief genealogist of MyHeritage. MyHeritage has developed a new service that enables those who have been tested by different DNA companies to use MyHeritage’s matching capabilities. Daniel will demonstrate how MyHeritage will display possible relationships based on the quantity and characteristics of shared DNA. He will also show how to view a match’s family tree.

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