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

Irish Family History Forum to meet this Saturday

The Irish Family History Forum will meet this Saturday, April 21, at the Bethpage Public Library.

This month’s program will be “Ellis Island Stories” presented by Fred Voss. Fred is a professional genealogist who leads tours at Ellis Island. He will give an illustrated talk about the past, present and future of this American landmark. He will also tell some of his favorite immigration stories.

Genealogy Tips and Tricks with Kathy McGee will start at 10 a.m., Ask the Experts will start at 10:45 a.m. and the program will begin at 11:15 a.m.

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

Italian Genealogy Group to meet Saturday

The Italian Genealogy Group will meet this Saturday, April 14, at the Bethpage Public Library at 10:30 a.m.

This month’s meeting will be “Italian American Contribution in the OSS (Office of Strategic Services).”
The presenter will be Salvatore J. LaGumina, Professor Emeritus and Director of the Center for Italian American Studies at Nassau Community College. He will share information about the the untold story of many Italian heroes who helped to bring about the fall of fascism. LaGumina is the author of “Long Island Italians” and “Long Island Italian Americans.”

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, April 7.

the Huntington Historical Society will meet at 11 a.m. at the South Huntington Public Library. This month’s topic will be “Evidence Analysis: Which is the Right Record?” The presenter will be Rhoda Miller.

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

The DNA Genealogy Group of Long Island will meet at 10 a.m. at the Bethpage Public Library. This month’s topic will be “Working Smarter with Your AncestryDNA Results.” Are you overwhelmed by a sea of matches or struggling to find just one identifiable cousin among a small group of matches? This program will discuss tips and tools to get the most out of your AncestryDNA results.

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

German Genealogy Group to meet Thursday

The German Genealogy Group will meet this Thursday, April 5, at the V.F.W. Hall in Hicksville.

This month’s program will be “The Pfalz and Palatine Research” presented by Richard Haberstroh.

This talk will delve into the many varied resources, including those on the internet, available for researching one’s ancestors in the Palatinate, the origin of so many German immigrants to the U.S. A little bit of the history of the area will also be discussed, in order to put the genealogical records and their locations into perspective for the researcher.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and there will be a help session at 7 p.m. The program will begin at 7:30 p.m.

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

Jewish Genealogy Society to meet this Sunday

The Jewish Genealogy Society of Long Island will meet on Sunday, March 25, from 2-4 p.m. at the Mid-island Y-JCC in Plainview.

This month’s topic will be “Galician Globetrotters, Barber Surgeons and Persistent Women” presented by Dr. Andrew Zelewski.

From the 16th century, Galician Jews ventured to Italy to receive university medical educations. After university admissions were opened to Jews in the Habsburg realm, they attended schools in Lemberg (Lwow), Kraków, Vienna and Pest, developing literary talents, professional skills, and new world views. This talk will challenge stereotypes, probe internal debates in the Jewish community, and reveal cultural trailblazers and rebels. It will also demonstrate the value to genealogists of academic records.

Andrew Zalewski is a member of the board of Gesher Galicia and edits its journal, The Galitzianer. He is the author of two books — “Galician Trails: The Story of One Family” and “Galician Portraits: In Search of Jewish Roots”.

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